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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday alleged that the government has got unnerved as the Supreme Court’s 16th amendment annulment verdict has exposed the ‘country’s real scenario’.

“The government has started feeling the heartburn as the observations of the 16th amendment verdict have depicted the country’s real situation. Awami League general secretary yesterday (Friday) said they’re now passing through a bad time. What has put you in trouble?” he said.

Speaking at a doa mahfil (prayers session), the BNP leader also alleged that the ruling party leaders are now talking about conspiracy in fear of losing power.

Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal arranged the programme at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office seeking early recovery of its chairperson Khaleda Zia who underwent a surgery in her right eye in London on Tuesday.

Describing the apex court’s 16th amendment verdict as historical document, Fakhrul said the Supreme Court has given some important observations in the verdict out of its sense of responsibility as the country is heading towards destruction.

He claimed that the observations of the verdict have demonstrated that the government has no longer right to cling to power. “It has been now in office only by force with the power of guns and pistols. The fact is that the government won’t be able to stay in office, even for a second without guns and pistols.”

The BNP leader said the country’s people have been going through immense sufferings due to the government’s failure to deliver on all fronts.

He alleged that ruling party student body Chhatra League attacked Chhatra Dal leaders and forced them out of Dhaka University campus as they went there to join a discussion. “This is the type of Awami League’s democracy.”

Fakhrul said the government is obstructing BNP’s political programmes and squeezing its all political spaces only to suppress the party and hang onto power by force.

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