‘we must awake people’
Staff Correspondent: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday urged his party colleagues to work for forging a unity to make their anti-government movement a success as no mass upsurge had been successful in the country’s political history without a national unity, , reports unb.
“No mass effusion in the country’s political history became successful unless a national unity. Unfortunately, no such national unity has so far been formed here,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the remark while delivering at a discussion meeting at Dhaka Reporters Unity arranged by Jehad Smrity Parishad, marking the 26th anniversary of the martyrdom of Nazir Uddin Ahmed Jehad.
Jehad, a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activist of Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj, was shot dead in the capital on October 10, 1990 during the anti-Ershad movement.
Mentioning that the country’s current political situation is amazing, Fakhrul said, “The context of the 1990 and 2016 is quite difference. The death of Jehad in 1990 had sparked off a huge outrage across the country, paving the path for a national unity.”
He further said, “Over a thousand people scarified their lives during the current anti-government movement, but there is no emotional response from the people for them this time. So, we must awake people.”