BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday demanded unconditional release of BNP’s Dhaka city unit convener Mirza Abbas. The court on Wednesday sent Mirza Abbas to jail rejecting his bail petition.
Rizvi was addressing a press briefing at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital. He also demanded withdrawal of the ‘false’ cases filed against other BNP leaders. He criticises the government for turning down its dialogue offer, saying the ruling party is out to implement its ill-motive in denying dialogue proposal.
The government and ruling party men obstructed BNP men from joining their January-5 rallies in different places, Rizvi accused. Referring to the recently concluded municipal election, Rizvi said the people experienced the violent incidents of vote rigging on December 30 last.
BNP assistant organising secretary Abdus Salam Azad and its assistant office secretary Asadul Karim Shahin were, among others, present at the briefing, according to UNB. -Mithun