Talking to reporters after paying homage to the martyrs at the centrality Shaheed Minar, Rizvi said the country is now being run by "mafia as the government has established a one-party system of governance in the country. We’re fighting against it being imbued with the spirit of February 21, 1952.”
He said there was the pain of losing rights behind every movement and struggle in Bangladesh, including the Language Movement. “This movements inspire and make us brave to continue our struggle for restoring our rights and democracy.”
The BNP leader bemoaned that their party chairperson Khaleda has been kept in jail ‘unfairly’ for three years by the government to ‘hang onto’ power by ‘destroying’ democracy.
He also paid homage to the martyrs of February 21, 1952 who sacrificed their lives for their mother tongue, Bangla, which ultimately encouraged the nation to liberate the country through waging the Liberation War in 1971.