BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said Khaleda Zia was still in hospital. There is no soil under the feet of the government. Today, the doctors of the hospital are advising Begum Zia to take her out for proper treatment. They (the government) are not letting it go out. It is proof of their weakness, the bankruptcy of their politics and their isolation from the people. The government has turned into a corrupt government, an oppressive-fascist government.
He said this while addressing a discussion meeting on the occasion of the 40th death anniversary of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman at the auditorium of the Supreme Court Bar Association on Tuesday afternoon.
Fakhrul said that after the martyrdom of martyred President Ziaur Rahman, everyone thought that the BNP would end, the BNP would not be seen again. Because the real leader is gone. But the country’s leader who was a housewife is raising the flag. What flag? The people of this country are alive with the flag of freedom-sovereignty, democracy. His motto, his soul, the soul of Bangladesh is Bangladeshi nationalism, that soul is the aspiration of independence-sovereignty, that soul is the aspiration of democracy. He raised the flag for 9 long years and liberated the country from dictatorship. Until now, Khaleda Zia, I think, Khaleda Zia is the most majestic leader among all the politicians living in this country. His abdar I think is no less than anyone.
He said Khaleda Zia is now in jail. “Democracy is in prison now, democracy is in prison,” he said. Our innumerable leaders have lost their lives, gone missing, innumerable cases, cases against 35 lakhs. But then the BNP could not be suppressed. The BNP is there, it is going on and it has become very vocal. Let us overcome all adversities, the ideology of Ziaur Rahman, the ideology of nationalism in Bangladesh that brings him to the forefront, his fighting mentality that equals him and Khaleda Zia’s uncompromising attitude to protect democracy. Capitalizing on his leadership and 13,000 miles away, our acting chairman, whom we all call youthful arrogance, under whose leadership we are struggling, we are struggling to bring back our lost democracy.
He further said, “We can liberate the country’s leader and protect the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh – this is my call.”
The BNP secretary general said, never look back. Never mind, we can’t. We can and of course inshallah we will win. The monster that has taken away our rights, the monster that has completely destroyed the country’s economy only through plunder. By defeating that monster, we have to establish a government that truly represents the people through movement, movement and movement.
Fakhrul advised all leaders and activists to read two books written by the late journalist Mahfuzullah on the colorful life and work of martyred President Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia.
The meeting was chaired by acting president Mostafizur Rahman and senior vice president Golam Sarwar and chaired by general secretary Abdul Quader Bhuiyan. Central leaders of the party including Bithika Binte Hossain and Yasin Ali spoke.