Tarique Rahman plotted two blueprints to take over the country’s government in an unconstitutional way. As the first plan centring on December 10 rally failed, he quickly started working to implement ‘Plan B’ with the help of Jamaat through subversive activities, like in 2013 to 2015, to challenge the state. In a bid to deceive the international community, this time, they are planning in a different way from what they did between 2001 and 2006 to carry out a killing mission during their regime.
Reasons for failing in grabbing power through incitement & rumours under ‘Plan A’
Under Plan A, Tarique Rahman wanted to keep BNP leaders of a relatively clean image on the frontline of the rally. He aimed for creating a public nuisance in Dhaka by staging a rally on Human Rights Day on December 10 to fall the government in trouble. Simultaneously, they planned to include the name of Bangladesh in the US sanctions list through international lobbyists. If the United States would impose a ban on Bangladesh during the BNP rally in Dhaka, the BNP leaders and activists would become agitated and paralyze Dhaka through reckless mayhem.
But BNP failed to bring a huge crowd to Nayapaltan BNP office even after offering three meals and cash to join the rally in Dhaka on December 10. Later, they held the rally at the Golapbag playground, which had a capacity of only 30,000 people. But a month before the demonstration, the BNP leaders vowed to oust the government on December 10 with sanction by the United States. But as nothing happened according to their plan, BNP activists left the rally in despair.
The reasons that failed Tarique Rahman’s first plan included the brutal sabotage of the BNP from 2013 to 2015, the burning of people’s houses, killing people by throwing petrol bombs on moving buses and grabbing people’s land, extortion, rape and inhumane torture during his stay in the government from 2001 to 2006. The mass people fear this political party now. Hence, no ordinary people responded to their call, except a handful of party activists and those who previously committed crimes under the umbrella of the BNP. Tarique Rahman always remains isolated from the ordinary people, and now from his party activists after a failed rally on December 10.
With ‘Plan B, BNP now plotting sabotage in a different way:
Understanding the organizational weakness of BNP and their lack of position in the public mind, Tarique Rahman ordered to carry out Plan B. According to this plan, BNP-Jamaat will once again take to the streets together as before, but in a different way. Earlier, BNP had announced severing ties with Jamaat to garner support from the international community as the United States State Department officially treated Jamaat as an international terrorist group. As a result, the international community refused to support BNP if it officially maintains ties with the Jamaat.
Therefore, BNP is trying its best to gain international support by lying about its connection with Jamaat. But in fact, they are hatching a plot to run riot on December 24 with Jamaat. To deceive the international community, they announced their 10-point demands separately but will act together.
Jamaat placed the same 10-point demand as the BNP did on December 10 rally, and both announced to stage protests on December 24 at the same time. And they may rally differently in different localities with their party banners to befool the foreigners. And thus, BNP, using the muscle of Jamaat and promising them a share of power, is trying to start countrywide violence centring the elections.