BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has hatched a master plan to disqualify popular leaders of his party from contesting the next elections by getting them convicted in “false” cases and sent to jail.
As part of that plan, three-time former BNP MP Habibul Islam Habib was convicted by the Satkhira court in cases filed 21 years ago, while the trial process is being expedited in several cases against opposition leaders, he said.
“This illegitimate government has very systematically made a master plan to create a leadership crisis in BNP ahead of the upcoming elections. The plan involves arresting and punishing popular BNP leaders and former MPs on false charges and has already begun the process.
Addressing a press conference at BNP president’s Gulshan office, Fakhrul said that the government has started implementing the plan.
“Punishment of Habibul Islam Habib is part of that blueprint of the government. You will see very soon many top leaders of BNP and opposition parties will be punished in such false cases. We are seeing that cases (against many of our leaders) Running. Very quick disposal.”
Earlier on Tuesday, a Satkhira court sentenced four people, including former MP and BNP leader Habibul Islam Habib, to life imprisonment and 44 others to seven years in jail. in 2002