Opposition 14-party leaders alleged that the government is planning to use the militants to rig the coming elections.
Describing the BNP-Jamaat coalition as the patron of militancy in the country, the opposition leaders allegedly said this at a rally at the Bangabandhu Avenue in the city Thursday to observe the August 17 as an 'Anti-militancy Day', reports UNB
A few of the militants have been arrested, but most of them have not been caught as the Khaleda-Nizami government want to establish a reign of terror ahead of the next parliamentary polls, they said.
"Partner of the coalition government Jamaat is directly linked with militancy in Bangladesh. And the BNP is providing shelter to Jamaat as it wants to cling to power through rigging the next election with the help of militancy, AL General Secretary Abdul Jalil told the rally.
He said a militancy-free Bangladesh is not possible without implementing the oppositions reform proposed.
Motia Chowdhury said BNP and Jamaat were behind all the bomb attacks that the nation has experienced in the past.
AL presidium member Abdur Razzak MP said the militant force in the country is yet to be uprooted as their godfathers are hiding themselves in the cabinet and four-party alliance.
JSD General Secretary Syed Jafar Sajjad said experts have said that a total of 7,000 JMB men were active to fulfil their mission, but a few of them have been arrested.