The BNP on Tuesday alleged that ruling Awami League is using police and the other state organs to ensure getting all services in their favours.
Mentioning that BNP was not allowed to hold rally at Suhrawardy Udyan but ruling Awami League and it’s allay Ershad’s Jatiya Party can held rally there whenever they wanted, BNP Joint Senior Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told that police have simply become personal security for the ruling party.
The BNP spokesperson came up with this allegation while speaking a press conference at the party’s Naya Paltan headquarters today.
“The Awami League can hold their rallies in the capital any day and police provide all kinds of assistance to succeed the rally,” Rizvi told.
“Even today, police have announced that several important thoroughfares have been closed for a rally. The police have simply become personal security for the ruling party,” he alleged.
“The BNP was not allowed to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan, but Ershad’s Jatiya Party held a noisy programme there only a few days ago,” he continued.
Earlier, BNP requested police to allow them using Suhrawardy Udyan on Jan 7 for a rally for anniversary of the 10th Parliamentary Elections on Jan 5, which the party calls ‘Death of Democracy Day’, but had received no response.
Instead, on Jan 5, the Awami League’s Dhaka Metropolitan North unit held an event at Rasel Square and its Dhaka Metropolitan South unit held another programme at Bangabandhu Avenue.
The Jatiya Party was also allowed to celebrate the anniversary of its inauguration on Jan 1 at Suhrawardy.