Hanif asks BNP to withdraw strike callBdnews24.com . Dhaka
The Awami League joint general secretary has alleged that the BNP is unleashing anarchy under the guise of enforcing general strike and urged the people to stay alert.
Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Monday also urged the opposition to withdraw its Tuesday’s shutdown call.
‘I request the opposition to withdraw its general strike call (on Tuesday),’ he told reporters at Awami League’s Dhanmondi office on Monday, hours after BNP announced to continue enforcing its nationwide dawn-to-dusk lockdown for a third successive day over the alleged abduction of party leader M Elias Ali.
Referring to the incidents of bomb explosions and arson attack on vehicles during the hartal, he said,’ Such anarchies must be stopped.’
Former MP Elias Ali and his car driver Ansar Ali went missing in the wee hours of Wednesday. The police recovered his car, abandoned with its doors open, from an alley at Mohakhali in the capital near his Banani house.
Hanif expressed his grief over the deaths at Biswanath and said, ‘The opposition party and its leader will have to take the responsibility for it.’
The BNP on Monday alleged that the police shot two people dead on Monday at Biswanath upazila, the constituency of missing BNP leader M Elias Ali, when people of the upazila clashed with law enforcers there. Law enforcers also arrested several BNP leaders and activist across the country.
The ruling party leader said, ‘We are deeply concerned over Elias Ali going missing. We are not leaving any stone unturned to locate him.’
Questioning the opposition’s repeated lockdowns in the country, he asked,’ What is the benefit of calling hartal harming the country’s economy?’
‘The BNP is causing damage to the future generation as the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations are in progress,’ Hanif said.
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