KHULNA, Apr 23: Senior leaders of the BNP-led 20-party alliance in the city are pursuing a new strategy to remove frustration at the grassroots, party insiders said.
They said the leaders and activists who fell victims of atrocities by the law enforcers and activists of the ruling Awami League (AL) during the recent anti-government movement, are now going to get financial and logistic support from the alliance leaders of the area.
The supports will be given as reward for important roles they played in the movement, they added.
The leaders and activists of the district who participated in the movement are now being harassed by the law enforcers and the activists of AL, sources concerned said.
The law enforcing agencies raided houses of many BNP and alliance leaders and the drive is being further intensified, the sources said.
On February 5, some local AL leaders and law enforces jointly raided the of former Shibir leader SM Mahbubur Rahman, who is now staying in UK, under Terokhada thana of the district and threatened to kill him once he will be available in country. Four people including women were injured in the incident, the party sources here said.
Six months ago, police arrested Hafizur Rahman and Muradul Islam, brother and cousin of the Shibir leader respectively accusing involved in arson attack on general people, the sources added.
Such incidents are now occurring frequently creating panicky situation in the area. For this reason the BNP and its alliance leaders took the decision to help the victim's family, the insiders added.
When asked, Moniruzzaman Mony, Khulna City Mayor and BNP city unit Secretary, told The Daily Observer, "It is our moral responsibility to support the leaders and activists who were victimised for participating in anti-government movement."
"It could be financial or logistic," he added.
Nazrul Islam Monju, President of the city unit BNP, said, "If we do not stand by them in this awful situation how they will become active in the movement next time."