Suranjit for banning blockade

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Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta on Friday urged the government to ban blockade programme by enacting a law.

“There’s a limit to patience … I urge the government to immediately declare the blockade programme illegal, unconstitutional and undemocratic,” he said while addressing a discussion meeting in the city.

BangabandhuAcademy arranged the discussion titled ‘Contemporary politics’ at the Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh.

Observing that the blockade can in no way be a democratic programme, Suranjit, also an Awami League advisory council member, said BNP called it as part of a deep-rooted conspiracy to cripple the country and its economy.

He urged the government to take punitive action against those who announce such programme and those who participate in it by enacting a new law.

Suranjit alleged that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has resorted to violence and acts of sabotage having failed to launch a mass movement.

Coming down heavily on BNP for not withdrawing the blockade programme even during Biswa Ijtema, he claimed that the decision has caused a rift among the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance. “Many senior BNP leaders are against the decision,” he added.

The veteran Awami League leader voiced his deep concern over the attacks on the residences of High Court judges following the banning of the media coverage of BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman.

He also asked the government to strengthen security for the judges.

Article Source: UNB