BNP Standing Committee Member Abdul Moyeen Khan yesterday accused the government of lying about the issue of sending Begum Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment and vowed not to leave the streets until the government steps down.
"Depriving Khaleda Zia of proper treatment is a gross violation of her fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution. If the government follows the constitution, why are they not sending Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment?" he said while speaking at a rally at the Latibabad Eye Hospital ground in Kishoreganj.
The rally was held after the party's Mymensingh road march ended yesterday evening.
"They [AL government] are lying. Our movement will continue until this government falls," Moyeen Khan added.
The opposition party held the 114-km road march to press home its one-point demand that seeks the resignation of the government and holding the next national election under a non-party interim government.
The convoy of the BNP leaders and activists left Trishal of Mymensingh district after a brief rally at 11:30am. It reached Kishoreganj around 7:30pm.
On the way to Kishoreganj, the convoy stopped at Churkhai, China Mor and Shambhuganj Bazar areas in Mymensingh and Kishoreganj and held brief rallies.
Hundreds of BNP leaders and activists, carrying posters and banners, took position along the highway to welcome the convoy.
Addressing the rally, Nazrul Islam Khan, another standing committee member, said the ruling party is getting unsettled by the huge public participation in BNP's road march.
"You [people] have to oust the government and establish a caretaker government if you want to exercise your franchise, lead a better life and live with dignity," he told the rally.
"Awami League claims a lot of development has happened in the country. As per bank records, 14,000 new millionaires have been created in the country. And more than 3 crore people have become poor… They don't want fair elections out of fear of losing." he added.
Nazrul also demanded Khaleda Zia be allowed to go abroad for treatment. "She is seriously ill but this inhuman government wants to send her back to jail," he said.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal President Sultan Salauddin Tuku claimed that Awami League activists obstructed their convoy during the road march.
"On the way from Mymensingh to Kishoreganj, goons of Awami League pelted stones at our vehicles and attacked us with local weapons. But when our leaders and activists retaliated, they fled," he said.
BNP is holding a series of road marches as part of its one-point demand. Earlier, the party held similar road marches in Sylhet on September 21, in Barishal on September 23 and in Khulna on September 26.