BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan alleged on Friday the government is making a joke about the constitution, reports UNB.
"What have you (govt) started? You talk about the constitution. You're actually making a joke about the constitution. It's written in the constitution to establish socialism, but you practice free market economy. Do these two things go together? It's also written that the state religion is Islam, but you say you're not biased to any religion," he said.
The BNP leader came up with the remarks while speaking at a rally organised by Bangladesh Sammalita Peshajibi Parishad in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the city, demanding the government stops its naked interference on the freedom of expression and reopen the closed media outlets, including the Daily Din Kal, and to annul all the 'black laws', including the Digital Security Act.
The BNP leader said the government is also trying to resist the people's movement using the constitution as an excuse. "It's impossible to suppress a public movement. No one could do it in the past. We'll move ahead defying all barriers."
Nazrul, BNP standing committee member, promised that they will reopen the newspaper and TV channels that were 'unjustly shutdown by the current regime if his party returns to power.
He urged the authorities of the TV channels who are running 'false' reports and propaganda quoting various sources against BNP to stop such practice in the interests of true journalism".
Stating that the country was liberated at the cost of blood of the millions of people, the BNP leader said, people will not allow the ruling party to ruin it.
"The country's people have got united to oust this regime. The common people in villages and rural areas also have got united and they are not afraid of repressive acts," he observed.
Khan has suggested the ruling party to go to tea stalls and ride bus in disguise to hear what people say about the government, Awami League MPs and leaders.
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