Awami League leaders alleged Friday the BNP-Jamaat alliance are launching terror attacks on popular leaders of the party in their bid to cling on to power, reports UNB.
The remark came from a rally at Bangabandhu Avenue to protest the "BNP attacks" on AL leader Akhtaruzzaman and others in Gazipur on December 27 and the JMB's death threat to AL Presidium Member Suranjit Sengupta MP.
These attacks and threats are not isolated incidents, the AL leaders said, accusing the alliance government of resorting to such attacks in an evil design to eliminate Awami League leaders and to perpetuate its misrule.
Presiding over the rally, AL Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury alleged that Khaleda Zia along with `razakars' has been torturing the opposition leaders and activists. "More you (government) intensify the attacks on our workers, more they will get emboldened and will foil all your conspiracies," she said.
Another AL Presidium Member Abdur Razzak MP termed the alliance government as anti-farmer and said this government does not want welfare of the farmers, they want to make it a country of food crisis.
"The government has not taken any step against the militants who killed scores of people in bomb attacks," he said. "Rather the government is threatening to bring charges of sedition against the opposition leaders who are protesting the militancy and who fought in the country's liberation war."
Al Presidium Member Tofail Ahmed blamed the BNP-Jamaat coalition government for the price-hike of essentials and for "plundering country's wealth and patronising the militants."
The alliance government is conspiring so that no impartial election could be held in the country, he alleged.