Awami League is the beneficiary of the 1/11 political changeover and they are now out to re-establish one-party rule with their unilateral control over politics, BNP senior leader Abdullah Al Noman alleged yesterday.
"There's no democracy in the country now," he said.
Noman made the comments at a human chain organised near the capital's Jatiya Press Club by Jatiya Ganotantrik Mancha demanding the withdrawal of all “false cases” filed against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and the party's Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman.
The BNP vice chairman also said, “We are ready to engage in talks for the restoration of democracy. We'll also wage a movement, if necessary, as we won't make any compromise on the issue...” The government will neither be able to eliminate BNP nor will it be able to suppress people with its repressive acts, Noman also said, urging the AL to walk the path of understanding for a fair election under a “non-party neutral administration”.
Separately, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said the government is mainly working to annihilate BNP. “They are also training Rab and police on how to repress the opposition," he said, speaking at a programme of Zia Sangskritik Sangstha at the club.