BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said the responsibility of any possible trouble during Hefajat-e Islamâ€™s long march towards Dhaka must go to the government. Addressing a press conference after a party meeting at its Nayapaltan central office, the BNP spokesman also said, â€œThe government must be held responsible for any difficulty during the long march.â€
He also accused the ruling Awami League of hatching a plot to halt the long march and said, â€œThe worst thing is that Awami League is saying theyâ€™ll be there in the field. It indicates theyâ€™re trying to obstruct it.â€
Besides, Fakhrul alleged that the government has already made grounds to create troubles during the programme. â€œThey (govt) have planned how to create troubles and shift the blame onto the opposition.â€
Replying to a query, he said, â€œSome government-backed bodies have called for hartal (countering the long march), while some transport ownersâ€™ associations refuse to rent out vehicles.â€
BNPâ€™s Dhaka city unit convener Sadeque Hossain Khoka and its vice-chairman Abdullah Al Noman were, among others, present.