949Published on January 24, 2023
BNP-Jamaat alliance does not believe in people's vote due to their widespread killing, rape, terrorism, extortion and looting. As they doubt whether people will vote for them, they create terror with bullets, bombs and arson during election times.
Before every election, they plan to seize power by preventing people from voting and rigging ballots boxes. BNP-Jamaat terrorists shot fire at Awami League leaders and vandalized Awami League offices across the country even before the 2001 elections.
On September 7, 2001, the Janakantha reported that Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina handed over power to the caretaker government after the end of the Awami League government's term from 1996 to 2001. But following the peaceful transition of power, the terrorists of the BNP-Jamaat alliance started killing and attacking Awami League leaders and activists centering the elections. They even fired bullets at senior Awami League leaders to create panic among ordinary people. Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman directed their party terrorists to control polling centers by any means through violence.
BNP terrorists shot fired at the car of Awami League leader and former minister Tofail Ahmed in Bhola when he was returning after the election campaign on the evening of September 6. Locals captured three BNP activists from the scene and handed them over police. Again, BNP cadres hurled a bomb at Awami League's chief election coordinator Asaduzzaman's house and burnt his jeep. Earlier, they also attacked the houses of Awami League leaders in Lalmohan and demolished six offices of the Awami League in Borhanuddin.
Also, on the same day, these miscreants destroyed the Kalma Awami League office in Munshiganj's Louhajang. BNP-Jamaat activists swooped on the extended meeting of the Awami League in the afternoon.
BNP cadres attacked, vandalized and looted the houses of Awami League leaders and set fire to mosques in the Sujankathi village of Agailjhara in Barisal. The family members of the victim Sattar Mollah said that BNP cadres did not find Sattar at home. So, they ransacked the house, looted the TV, cassettes and gold ornaments, and set fire to their house.