KM Obaidur Rahman Smriti Sangsad arranged the discussion at the Institute of Diploma Engineers, marking the 14th death anniversary of ex-BNP secretary general KM Obaidur Rahman.
Fakhrul appreciated the role of media in presenting the truth regarding the Sunamganj communal attack.
Referring to media reports, he said a local Jubo League leader has the involvement in the incident as he had dispute with Hindu community members over a haor land. “But Awami League is saying that the BNP is involved in the incident. It’s an inherent problem of the ruling party to blame BNP for every problem.”
The BNP leader said the ruling party is trying to blame BNP for the incident to hide its failure to ensure the security of people and maintain communal harmony.
He also said Awami League ‘harmed’ the communal harmony in the country whenever it came to power by attacking the minority community and grabbing their land.
“If a survey is launched over the incidents of occupying the land of Hindu community, no BNP leaders’ involvement will be found. Awami League leaders are involved in most such incidents. This is the reality.”
Fakhrul called upon BNP leaders and workers to get organised for carrying out the ongoing democratic movement. "We never became disappointed. We’re organising ourselves, we’ve been fighting against this government for 10-14 years. We’ve already paid a heavy price by carrying out the struggle against this government. We’ll pay more.”
He said their party will surely be able to defeat the current regime if they can take to the streets in an organised way.
“Despair is not the last word as there’ll be new sunrise. Good time will surely come when we’ll be able to establish a truly democratic state, democratic society and restore people’s ownership of Bangladesh. Let's work towards that goal.”
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, BNP vice chairmen Shahjahan Omar and Shamsuzzaman Dudu, among others, spoke at the programme.