BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the final fight to topple the government will start within the next few days. He said, "Many mothers lost their children. There is no scope to retreat (from movement). Any youth won't get job and cannot even live in peace if they return home keeping this government in power."
"The final fight will start within the next few days and now the only goal is to topple the government," he said, adding, "The government will be defeated through a tough movement with the country's people."
‘We have no way to go back, as we have suffered a lot,’ BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, addressing a youth rally in front of the BNP Naya Paltan central office.
Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal, the youth front of the BNP, organised the youth rally to realise the opposition’s one-point demand for the resignation of the ruling Awami League and the release of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia.
Several thousand youths from different parts of the country started joining the rally in the morning.
Roads adjacent to the BNP office were filled with Juba Dal leaders and activists by the time the rally began in the afternoon, leading city dwellers to suffer from the resulting traffic congestion.
Fakhrul said that the government wants to stay in power by using the state machinery.
‘They are using the administration to repress the opposition. The anti-government agitators are being punished in false cases using the courts,’ he said.
Fakhrul alleged that the government was forcing members of the administration to stand against the people despite their unwillingness.
‘The judges who are giving sentences in false cases also have to answer to the people,’ he said.
He said that the ruling government had not only stolen votes but also the constitution.
‘The present government is constitutionally illegal, and it should resign if elections are to be held according to the constitution,’ he observed.
Referring to the youth rally as historical, Fakhrul said that it had doubled the hopes of the common people.
‘This rally will undoubtedly be able to play a very strong role in the final movement that is going to start in the next few days,’ he said.
‘Our only goal now is to take the people with us through the movement and remove this government,’ he said.
Addressing the rally,