"The country's sovereignty is gradually becoming weakened due to the patronisation of the puppet government which grabbed the state power forcibly. Aggression is now going on unabated on the country's rich tradition, heritage, language and culture due to submissive policies of the government with came to power through a voterless election," she said.
Khaleda Zia stated it in a message sent to the media on Thursday on the occasion of 'National Revolution and Solidarity Day' which falls on November 7.
The BNP Chairperson said, "They want to maintain the authority of their master through controlling the country's politics, economy and culture."
She also alleged that the government had resorted to repression and torture on the pro-democracy leaders and activists by grabbing the state power illegally.
"The democratic rights of the opposition parties are being suppressed by resorting to a fascist rule," she said.
The BNP Chairperson called upon all nationalist forces to get united being imbued with the spirit of the November 7 to ensure the basic rights of people.
At the same time, she called for protecting the country's independence and sovereignty by resisting the aggression of the imperialist forces.
Narrating the background of November 7, the former premier said, "This day is a historic day in national life. Both soldiers and people took to the street on this day in 1975 with the pledge to safeguard the national independence and sovereignty. So, the historic revolution of November 7 is highly significant."
Khaleda Zia said the political indiscipline and chaos were created after the independence. The then regime made the attempt to sell out the country's independence for their own interest. The one-party BKSAL rule was implemented for consolidating of power by taking away the freedom of expression and freedom of opinion. As a result, the country was plunged into unrest and frustration. The BKSAL government suppressed the just rights of the people in extremely undemocratic and fascist ways.
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