BNP won't join polls under incumbent govt: Moudud

Published: January 05, 2018 16:30:43 | Updated: January 06, 2018 16:58:57


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BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed on Friday said BNP must not take part in the upcoming election  under the incumbent government.

Moudud made the remarks while addressing a discussion titled 'Questionable election of 5th January and its present perspectives" in the city organised by Citizen Rights Movement forum.

"We cannot deny the contributions of Awami league to the Liberation War but its role after the liberation is really controversial.

We have to expose them and their present dirty activities to people," he said.
"We are talking about cooperation. But they (Awami league) do not believe in cooperation and peace, they wantconflict. This time we will participate in the election and take all preparation to join the polls under a neutral government," he added.

Terming the disciplinary rules for lower court judges 'unconstitutional', he said the lower court judges went under the absolute control of the government due to the rules, reports UNB.

"The disciplinary rules the government has prepared for the lower court judges is meaningless and unconstitutional. With this, the lower court judges went under the full control of the government," he said.

Moudud said the judiciary lost its independence through the rules. "It can't be said anymore that the judiciary is separated from the executive branch of the government," he said.

Vice-president of the forum and former Chhtaradal leader Ibrahim presided over the programme while general secretary of the forum M Jahangir Alam coordinated the discussion.

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