BNP denounces Gaibandha arson attack

Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) – Renewing its claim that the 20-party has no link with subversive acts, BNP on Saturday denounced the petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus at Tulshighat in Gaibandha that left six people dead and many others injured on Friday. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed, on behalf of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, condemned the barbaric incident.

The party also demanded the government arrest those involved in the incident immediately and mete out exemplary punishment to them after a fair investigation.

“The 20-party and BNP has repeatedly been saying that it’s not involved with such subversive acts at all. Instead, the government has continued its tricks to shift the blame on the opposition through its regulated media after carrying out such incident to divert the 20-party’s democratic movement to a different direction,” the BNP leader said.

He alleged that the law enforcers have turned the country into a mass grave by brutally killing the opposition men through crossfire at the direct instruction of the current ‘illegal’ Prime Minister.

Salahuddin warned that the 20-partry leaders and activists are making the list of partisan and cruel officials across the country.

He came down hard on Prime Minister’s son and her adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy for his Friday’s remarks about dialogue and the 20-party’s movement, saying, “Joy spoke in the language of arms.”

He called upon the people from all walks of life to observe the 20-party’s 72-hour hartal from Sunday across the country peacefully alongside the ongoing non-stop transport blockade.

Source: UNB