Dhaka, Dec 05: BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Saturday said their party needs to continue its movement for the ‘restoration’ of democracy amid coronavirus pandemic by taking the right strategy.
“We must wage another war for the restoration of democracy in this month of victory with courage. We’ve to take a vow that we’ll either restore democracy or die in this war,” he said.
Speaking at a doa-mahfil, the BNP leader said, “Don’t we’ve the responsibility for repaying the blood debt of the martyrs of the Liberation War?” If so, why should we back off from the movement showing the excuse of coronavirus? We must move forward taking an appropriate strategy.”
Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal arranged the programme at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office seeking the speedy recovery of party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Kahan who got infected with the coronavirus.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, slammed Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader for what he said questioning BNP’s ability to wage a movement, saying their party led by Khaleda Zia ousted autocratic ruler HM Ershad in 90 though a strong movement.
“BNP needs not to hire a person like you (Quader) as the party has successes in various movements in the past. We’ll succeed in the future as well. We must take power back to people,” he said.
The BNP leader said it will be a matter of pride if he dies on the streets in the movement for the ‘restoration’ of democracy as he survived during the Liberation War. “But it’ll be painful if I die of coronavirus.”
He said though their party chairperson Khaleda Zia was freed from jail through an executive order of the government she’s now under house arrest in her Gulshan residence. “Even, she’s unable to receive treatment for her illness.”