BNP is not in a comfortable situation after the December 30 elections. Steps have been taken to settle cases against party chairperson Khaleda Zia at the earliest possible time. At the same time, the cases against BNP activists are ongoing. BNP leaders have alleged that new harassment cases have been filed against many BNP activists after the elections. Recently BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gave a statement saying, "The government is conspiring to destroy BNP. All the steps of the government are to destroy BNP." Multiple responsible sources of the government hinted that the government`s main desire is not to destroy BNP but to ensure that BNP turns out to become a democratic political party with the spirit of Liberation War. That means the government is seeking a new BNP that will believe in the spirit of the Liberation War, will observe August 15 as National Mourning Day and will recognize Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as Father of the Nation.
Talking to many leaders of Awami League, they said, "There will be a consensus on the politics of Bangladesh where many basic questions should be resolved." Awami League wants to initiate this consensus in politics after assuming power for the third time. Whoever practices politics in Bangladesh must acknowledge Bangabandhu, will observe National Mourning Day on 15th August and will lead the country in the light of our Great Liberation War. Awami League leaders believe that BNP does not recognize this under the leadership of Begum Khaleda Zia and Tarique Zia. They worked for a long time making the alliance with the conspirators of 15th August of 1975. Ziaur Rahman was one of the conspirators of the brutal assassination of the Father of the Nation and his family members. He knew everything and fueled that killing. Ziaur Rahman was the main beneficiary of that barbaric incident. Because after Khondaker Mostaq, he became the first army chief and then he served as the head of state as well.
Ziaur Rahman has rehabilitated the murderers of 15 August 1975, anti-liberation force in power. After Ziaur Rahman`s death, Begum Khaleda Zia followed the same trend. She supported and patronized the killers of 1975 including Colonel Farooq, Rashid. Begum Khaleda Zia has promoted their position. Begum Zia did not cancel the indemnity ordinance. She formed the government with war criminals. She made them the ministers handing over the national flag to them. Awami League thinks that their son Tarique Zia also followed their path. He did politics with the war criminals and the conspirators of 15 August of 1975. Many leaders of the Awami League think that Tarique Zia has created politics of partition in Bangladesh by planning the grenade attack on August 21 and by making the derogatory remark on our Great Liberation War and our Father of the Nation. And because of these, BNP is now suffering. Their wrongdoing is the main reason for their misery. Awami League thinks that BNP will have to create a Zia family free-BNP in order to turn this situation away. That BNP will not rejoice on August 15 or plot against Bangladesh with the war criminals. Many leaders feel that the election of 30 December has given the mandate to Awami League to form such a BNP. Many Awami League thinks that Khaleda Zia is now abandoned from politics. Tarique Zia will be brought to the country and his sentence will be executed. Through this, a new trend will be introduced in BNP. Many Awami League leaders are optimistic about this. Oikya Front under the leadership of Dr Kamal Hossain has acknowledged Father of the Nation, has spoken about our Great Liberation War, and its largest alliance partner, BNP did not protest to it. So, there is still a chance to correct BNP. There will be differences in politics. There will be different ideas, different thoughts, and consciousness. But Awami League wants the consensus in the fundamental questions. And that is why Awami League wants to see a new BNP.