POST TIME: 27 September, 2021 06:45:32 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 27 September, 2021 07:32:36 PM
Govt politicised entire state machinery, alleges Fakhrul
UNB, Dhaka

Govt politicised entire state machinery, alleges Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has politicised the entire state machinery, including the administration and law enforcement agencies.

"I saw in the newspaper a few days back that judges were appointed on a temporary basis, and this too has been done in a partisan manner,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader said people are being appointed to the administration, law enforcement agencies and all other state organisations based on political consideration. “This how, they (govt) have politicised the entire administration and the entire state.”

ASM Hannan Shah Smriti Parishad arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the fifth death anniversary of BNP late BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah.

On September 27, 2016, Hannan Shah died at a hospital in Singapore at the age of 77.

Fakhrul said the government talks about democracy and fair elections after filing cases against 35 lakh BNP leaders and activists, making over 500 party leaders disappeared and killing over 1,000 others. “You’ve deliberately created a situation where no one can vote and no one can get justice here.”

He said there is no alternative to waging a united movement to get rid of such a situation in the country. “We all must get united and form a united alliance to save the country, its people and restore people’s voting and other rights.”

The BNP leader recalled the contributions of ASM Hannan Shah during the party’s bad time like the 1/11 political changeover.

Speaking at the programme, BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said their party will not join any election under the Awami League government.

“BNP and the country’s people will not go to any election under this government. We’ll participate in the elections that will be held under a caretaker government after the fall of this regime,” he said.

Abbas also said they will put a strong resistance so that the current government cannot hold the next national election under it. 

He urged the BNP leaders and activists to get ready for a movement to force the government to quit and hold the 12th parliamentary election under a non-party neutral administration.