BNP is engaged in a conspiracy aimed at excluding Khaleda Zia from active politics, with the intention of steering the party under the stewardship of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman.
Former Food Minister and Awami League (AL) Presidium Member Advocate Qamrul Islam accused BNP of attempting to destabilize Bangladesh’s democracy and development. He argued that BNP’s desire for a caretaker government, which only serves for three months but stays for two years, is unrealistic and disruptive to the democratic process.
He emphasized the importance of pursuing legal channels for Khaleda Zia’s release and criticized BNP’s tactics. He shed light on the political situation in Bangladesh.
Minister further explained, leaders within the BNP are engaged in a conspiracy aimed at excluding Khaleda Zia from active politics, with the intention of steering the party under the stewardship of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman. Furthermore, He pointed out that BNP’s intention to change power is unfeasible and detrimental to the country’s stability.
BNP’s Strategy to Exclude Khaleda Zia
Advocate Qamrul Islam initiated the discussion by asserting the party’s stance on the exclusion of Khaleda Zia from politics, aligning it with the directives from BNP Acting Chairman Tarique Rahman. He posed a crucial query, questioning the sincerity of BNP’s intentions: if they genuinely sought her release, why didn’t they intensify their efforts to push for her freedom? Qamrul Islam underscored the legal avenue as the appropriate and lawful means to secure her release, emphasizing that ‘the legal process, via the courts, is the sole path for both her release and medical treatment abroad.’
He also criticized BNP’s intentions and suggested that they are inclined to keep Khaleda Zia in jail while simultaneously attempting to remove her from the political arena. He presented two options for BNP: either secure her release through legal channels or push for her release by intensifying the movement. He noted that neither of these options involved apologizing to the president, as BNP had failed to do so.
The Accusation of Democracy Undermining
Furthermore, Qamrul Islam accused BNP of attempting to destabilize Bangladesh’s democracy and development. He argued that BNP’s desire for a caretaker government, which only serves for three months but stays for two years, is unrealistic and disruptive to the democratic process. He pointed out that BNP’s intention to change power is unfeasible and detrimental to the country’s stability.
Qamrul Islam further elaborated, ‘BNP’s agenda seems geared towards regressing our progress. Their slogan, ‘Take Back Bangladesh,’ stands in stark contrast to our vision of a smarter, more advanced Bangladesh. While we aim for a smart Bangladesh, they advocate ‘taking back’ the country.”
In this discussion meeting led by Advocate Qamrul Islam, the alleged agenda of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party came under scrutiny. Kamrul emphasized the importance of pursuing legal avenues for Khaleda Zia’s release while accusing BNP of aiming to disrupt democracy and development in Bangladesh. The claims and counterclaims in the political arena continue to shape the nation’s future, and it is essential for the people of Bangladesh to stay informed and engage in a constructive dialogue about the country’s political direction.
Leadership Shortcomings in BNP’s Setbacks
Grassroots members of the BNP are critical of the party’s leadership, attributing the failures in anti-government movements to their avoidance of confrontation. They believe that the lack of committed leadership has hindered the party’s ability to mobilize its workers effectively, even in significant initiatives like the Democracy Movement. The association of BNP with Jamaat and its terrorist activities has also damaged the party’s reputation.
Some activists argue that BNP’s avoidance of elections may be a strategic move to regain power by removing ineffective leaders and reorganizing the party. However, BNP’s student organization and primary political wing face challenges in organizing movements, including police restrictions and legal cases filed by the ruling Awami League. These obstacles consume their time and resources, making it difficult for them to engage effectively in political activities.