Accusing the government of continuing its repressive acts to eliminate its opponents, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the ruling party has even 'outshined German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party in carrying out brutalities'.
"The ruling party men often say Bangladesh is a role model in the world. Yes, it's role model but for repressive acts, suppressing political dissent and killing innocent people," he said.
The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh arranged by Jatiyatabadi Help Cell to provide financial assistance among the family members of those were made disappeared, killed and repressed by Awami League 'cadres and law enforcers'.
Fakhrul said the entire nation is now passing very hard days due to misrule by the Awami League government. "We must free the country from their grasp (AL) through the next national election. We'll have to make people aware so that the ruling party can't return to power through deception."
He criticised the ruling party leaders for their remarks that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia fled the country in fear of facing cases filed against her, saying even any stupid does not believe it. "It's Khaleda Zia who played the most important role without any compromise in the country's democratic movements...those who're making such unguarded remarks should see their face in the mirror."
About the next polls, the BNP leader said it is not possible to hold a fair and credible general election under the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government. "So, we've long been demanding for arranging the polls under an election-time supportive government."
He called upon the government to engage in talks with political parties for holding a neutral and acceptable election ensuring people's right to franchise.
Later, he, on behalf of the Help Cell, provided finical assistance to five families who lost their near and dear ones due to the repressive acts.