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DHAKA: Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman yesterday blamed the BNP-Jamaat clique for intriguing to let loose violence on the country with help of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI to foil the parliamentary elections slated for December 30.
“BNP-Jamaat is hatching conspiracies to resort to large-scale violence centering the national polls. Intelligence agency ISI is working behind the conspiracies so that people can be killed during the elections and the polls are thwarted,” he said.
Abdur Rahman came up with the allegations at a press briefing at the political office of AL President Sheikh Hasina in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
AL Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain and AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Central Executive Council Member Akhtaruzzaman were, among others, present at the press conference.
“We firmly believe that the people will elect Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina as the Prime Minister for the fourth time, resisting their (BNP’s) conspiracy,” he said.
The AL leader also said that the Jatiya Oikyafront and BNP-Jamaat are making conspiracies over the armed forces. They (BNP-Jamaat) are spreading falsehood about the army as per the ISI prescription, he added.
Abdur Rahman blasted the Oikyafront for carrying out attacks on AL leaders and activists.
BNP-Jamaat is hatching conspiracies to carry out sabotages across the country, including the capital, fearing election debacle, he said, urging the people to give them a befitting reply by casting their votes for ‘boat’, election symbol of AL.
He told a questioner that Dr Kamal Hossain will find himself beside Pakistani military ruler Yahya Khan, one of the culprits behind the mass killing of 1971, as he (Kamal) is patronizing war criminal Jamaat and mastermind of the 21 August grenade attack and fugitive Tarique Rahman.
Mentioning that law enforcement agencies, including other forces, work under the Election Commission after declaration of the polls schedule, the AL leader said Dr Kamal is making provocative remarks about law enforcement agencies to create instability in the country.