BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said no games will be allowed to be played during national polls this time. “The government will be overthrown, if they do not step down naturally,” he said while attending a rally before Dhaka Metropolitan North unit BNP took out a procession to press home its one-point demand on Friday.
"BNP's only demand is Sheikh Hasina's resignation. The message of this demand should reach Ganabhaban, Bangabhaban," BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that the Election Commission (EC) registered two 'unknown' parties as part of a plot to play games in the name of election with their help.
"How shameless the Election Commission is... they gave registration to two parties. No one knows these parties. Does anyone know them? Do you know why they're given the registration? They want to play a game over election by them. This game won't be allowed to play this time," he said.
The BNP leader made the allegation while inaugurating a mass procession of Dhaka North city unit in the city's Badda area.
He said the country's 18 crore people are now united to protect their rights and implement the spirit of the Liberation War of 1971 and to restore the multiparty democracy. "This time our fight is for protecting our lives. No fear, no jail, and repression can suppress us this time."
Earlier on Thursday, the Election Commission approved the registration of the Bangladesh Supreme Party (BSP) and the Bangladesh Nationalist Movement (BNM) as new political parties ahead of the next election.
In the statement, the EC said it unanimously decided to register the two parties.
Fakhrul said they together with the people will defeat the current "monstrous" regime and establish a government of the people through a peaceful and united movement. "We have launched a new struggle. Let's move forward to turn victorious. We want to send out a message to them (govt) through the mass procession that your days are over."
He urged the government to quit with dignity by handing over power to a non-party neutral government, paving the way for holding the next polls under a non-party neutral government.
Otherwise, the BNP leader warned that they will settle the issue on the streets. "We'll take back Bangladesh as dreamt by Ziaur Rahman, Khaleda Zia, and the country's people. Let's move forward and we won't stop until we reach our goal of ensuring the election under a neutral caretaker government and the resignation of Hasina."
He said Sheikh Hasina's resignation is their main demand and the voice of this demand must reach Ganobhaban and Bangabhaban.