BNP on Friday alleged that fake statements are being circulated on Facebook in the name of its acting chairman Tarique Rahman with an ulterior motive.
Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi urged all to remain alert about it.
“A fake post has been circulated from London in the name of the BNP acting chairman on February 8 on social media where it was said he urged the pro-Islamic people to initiate a jihad… it’s false and fabricated post,” he said.
Rizvi said the false post was given in Tarique’s name as part of a deep rooted conspiracy. “I would like to clearly saying that there’s no question of posting such a status by him [Tarique].”
He said any type of statement of their acting chairman will be issued from the party’s Nayapaltan central office with the signature of the party senior joint secretary general or other officials. “His statement won’t be given from any other place.”
The BNP leader urged journalists and people to remain aware of it.
As BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was sent to jail after being convicted by a Dhaka Court in a graft case on Thursday, Tarique became the acting chairman of the party as per its constitution.unb