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BNP disowns Dec 10 stand

Published : 12 Oct 2022 10:04 PM

A recent controversial remark by a senior member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led to serious bitter resentment among the party high ups.

The remark was made by Dhaka City North BNP unit’s convener Aman Ullah Aman, who earlier at a function had said that ‘the country would be run at the directives of Khaleda Zia after December 10’.

Since the remark of BNP leader Aman Ullah Aman created criticism all over the country and in the political arena, the BNP's senior leaders also have started to disown the remark of Aman Ullah Aman.

Not only that Aman Ullah Aman himself has also stepped back from his own remark and now he was saying that BNP would launch stronger movement with 'one point demand' for the fall of the present government after December 10.

After stepping back from his own speech, Aman Ullah Aman on Wednesday told the media, “Not that the December 10 is a fixed date, people of the country do not want to see this government anymore in the power.” 

“We are in the field to oust the government and this is our one-point demand,” he said.

Talking to journalists, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also disagreed with the speech or ultimatum of Aman Ullah Aman.

“There could have been various speeches in the political field. The speech of Aman Ullah Aman is not the final or last speech,” BNP Secretary General said, “Being the Secretary General of BNP and also the spokesperson of the party, I am saying that we are trying to form a greater political alliance. Time will say when the thing will happen.”

In this context, Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, a member of the BNP Standing Committee, said that the movement does not take place on a daily basis. But it is right, until this government falls, this movement will be continued. 

BNP Vice Chairman Abdul Awal Mintu said, "Though Amanullah Aman's speech is just a word, we want to start a new process from December 10. This will begin the final chapter of the fall of the government.”

It should be mentioned that during a discussion meeting at Dhaka Reporters Unity on last Saturday, Amanullah Aman said, “After December 10, Bangladesh will follow the directives of Khaleda Zia and Tarek Rahman.”

Meanwhile, BNP's Central Publicity Secretary Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie said in a rally organised after a mourning procession of the party in Lakshmipur on Monday afternoon, “Parliament must be dissolved by December 10. After the 10th, the country will be run under the leadership of national leader Khaleda Zia. No more concessions will be made.”

On the other hand, the ruling Awami League and many other leaders from different political parties criticized the speech of the BNP leaders. They said the ultimatum by Aman Ullah Aman was an attempt to make the country unstable.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Hasan Mahmud said that Amanullah Aman had a dream that after December 10 the country will run on the directives of Khaleda Zia. But Aman should know that Khaleda Zia's sentence is suspended due to Sheikh Hasina's great mercy and kind humanity. 

“If they forget that, the government will think again whether Khaleda Zia should be sent to jail again or not”, he said.

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Tapos said in the triennial conference of Shahjahanpur Thana Awami League in the capital, Begum Khaleda Zia will be sent to jail again if BNP want to do something against the constitution.