Abdus Salam, an advisor to the BNP Chairperson and the convener of Dhaka Metropolitan South, expressed his strong criticism of the Awami League, referring to it as the most significant problem facing the country. He emphasized that while there are treatments available for various diseases, there is no remedy for the issues caused by the Awami League. Salam suggested that the only solution to rescue the country from the Awami League’s influence is for the government to resign.
During a joint meeting of Dhaka Metropolitan South held at the Bhasani Auditorium in Nayapaltan, Salam compared the turmoil caused by the government to the distress experienced by individuals and families dealing with illnesses. He further asserted that the entire nation is currently in turmoil due to the government’s actions.
Salam’s remarks were made during a meeting moderated by Liton Mahmud, the Acting Member Secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan South. Several other leaders and convener representatives, including Nabi Ullah Nabi, Yunus Mridha, Mohammad Mohan, Abdus Sattar, SK Sikandar Quader, Haji Monir Hossain, Khandaker Enamul Haque Enam (Jubo Dal Dakshin Convener), and Zaheer (Volunteer Party President), also spoke at the event. Additionally, Uddin Tuhin, Mohammad Pappa Shikder (General Secretary), Suman Bhuiyan (Sramik Dal Convener), and Badrul Alam Sabuj (Member Secretary) from various political groups, including Chhatra Dal Convener Pavel Shikder and Member Niaz Mahmud Niloy, along with metropolitan, police station, and ward leaders, participated.
Salam emphasized that the government is attempting to weaken the BNP by targeting its remaining supporters. He compared the BNP to a vast sea, stating that if a small portion of water is removed, the sea itself remains unaffected. In this analogy, the sea represents the people, and Salam believed that any injustice and misrule could be eradicated if people unite, thus establishing democracy and restoring freedom of speech in the country.
Liton Mahmud echoed these sentiments, stating that people desire freedom from the government’s misrule and wish to express themselves openly. He emphasized the need for all political parties and patriotic individuals to come together and take to the streets to fulfill the people’s aspirations, as there appear to be no other alternatives for achieving freedom.