Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and like-minded opposition parties will once again hold a nationwide 48-hour blockade program from 6 am on Wednesday (November 8) in order to achieve a one-time demand. BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said this in a virtual press conference on Tuesday (November 7).
He said, “This program will be held peacefully. Our blockade program is based on people’s demands. It is not only the program of BNP. This is the program of all those who have been deprived of ownership of the country.”
He called upon the leaders and workers of BNP and like-minded parties to make the blockade program a success by ignoring all the obstacles like in the past. Rizvi said, “Block the roads with the people, block the highways and be peaceful. But they (government) are making various grand plans of sabotage against us. We will be on the streets and resist the government’s evil plans.”
Through ongoing movement; To regain democracy, freedom of expression and voting rights; Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also claimed that millions of people of the country are supporting the blockade program of the opposition party.
He alleged that the members of the law and order forces have again started disappearing the opposition party leaders and workers to suppress the movement. Titumir College Branch Chhatra Dal Joint General Secretary Mahmudul Hasan Rafiq and Saiful Islam have been picked up by the DB Police. Since then they have not been found. The disappearance of our leaders and workers has started afresh.”
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said, “The government is desperate to hold another one-sided election without voter participation. So, they (government) have taken up a new program of disappearances to scare people. Law enforcement forces are now targeting youths for disappearances; As the youth are taking the streets as pioneers.”
Rizvi demanded immediate return of F Mahmudul and Saiful Islam to their families safely. He said, “In the last 24 hours till 5 pm on Tuesday (November 7), 496 BNP activists have been arrested across the country.”