Movement will continue in Ramadan too: Mirza Fakhrul
24 March 2023, 09:11 pm | Updated: 02 June 2023, 05:09 am
BNP's general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that party's agitation program will continue throughout the country during Ramzan to demand elections under the caretaker government and to reduce the prices of daily commodities.
Fakhrul said these things while speaking as the chief guest at BNP hosted an iftar party for orphan students and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) at the ladies club in the capital on Friday.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party standing committee members received the guests and exchanged pleasantries with them.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia used to have iftar with orphans and Islamic scholars on the first day of Ramadan every year until her conviction in graft cases in 2018.
In a brief address, Mirza Fakhrul said that the government forced BNP to give a program even though it did not intend to announce a political program during Ramadan. The common people of the country are spending their days in hardship.
The price of everything has gone up. There are governments in the country, who are not elected. BNP is agitating to demand elections under caretaker government. The movement with this demand will continue in the whole country even during Ramadan. We want to continue the movement to restore democracy, he added.
Fakhrul said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia used to take iftar with orphans on the first day of Ramadan every year. “We feel her absence on this day.”
Besides, he said their party's acting chairman Tarique Rahman has also been staying abroad as he was sentenced in 'false' cases. “It can be said that we’ve joined this iftar mahfil with a heavy heart.”
Fakhrul said people are going through a very tough time due to the rise in hikes of all commodities. “People are living in a suffocating situation all over the country. We pray to the Almighty Allah so that He gives us that strength and capability to restore democracy and people’s rights through a struggle by involving people with it.”
Before the iftar, a prayer was offered seeking divine blessings for ailing Khaleda's early recovery and the betterment of the country and its people.
Apart from Fakhrul, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Mirza Abbas, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan, and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury joined the iftar party.
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