BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday asked their party’s leaders and activists to get ready for taking to the streets with shrouds on their heads for the restoration of democracy in the country.
“Many of our political colleagues have remained missing. We’ve not yet found a good number of our leaders, including Ilias Ali, Chowdhury Alam, Parvez and Hiru. More may face the same fate at this point of our movement,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, Nazrul said the leaders and activists of BNP must continue the movement together as their chairperson Khaleda Zia is now at the crossroads of death and life.
“We have to create a mass upsurge in a democratic process to oust the current regime. So, take preparations for that. We must carry out the fight with shrouds on our heads braving the fear of deaths,” he said.
BNP’s national committee on celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Independence of the country arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club.
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, said democracy was obliterated and disrupted repeatedly in the country since the country’s independence by Awami League whenever it came to power.
He said BNP has the capability to bring back democracy in Bangladesh as it did in the past under the leadership of Ziaur Rahman and Khaleda Zia.
“It’s now the responsibility of BNP leaders and activists to restore democracy in the country,” Nazrul said.