AL, its associates behind target killings: Khaleda | The Daily Star
09:52 PM, June 09, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:14 PM, June 09, 2016

AL, its associates behind target killings: Khaleda

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia today alleged that the ruling Awami League and its allies are committing target killings across the country to stay in power.

“It’s unfortunate that a police officer’s wife has been killed and the reason behind it is still unclear… Awami League and its allies are involved in the killings. The mystery behind the murders will be exposed if they (AL men) are brought under trial,” she said.

The BNP chief made the remarks while speaking at a discussion during a iftar party arranged by the Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina accused BNP-Jamaat of their involvement in the recent murders.

Mentioning that the ruling party men are plundering public money and torturing people, she said, “Hasina thinks she will be able to hang onto power by suppressing people using the police and Rab.”

She claimed that though the ruling party men remain out of touch after committing crimes, the opposition ones are being implicated in ‘false’ cases and arrested and then remanded.

Stating that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has withdrawn all the 15 graft cases against herself, Khaleda said the government is harassing her by holding the trials of ‘false’ cases against her.

She alleged that the government is planning to hold another lopsided national election by jailing her and her party leaders through punishing them in ‘false’ cases.

The BNP chief said if the government again holds a lopsided election, no one at home and abroad will accept.

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