BNP not to allow any election without a neutral government, Fakhrul says
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said their party will not allow any national election in Bangladesh without a non-party caretaker government.
“Our position is clear no election will be held in this country without a polls-time neutral caretaker government,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader said the government must quit handing over power to a caretaker government. “An impartial election commission will have to be constituted and then we’ll form a representative government and parliament through a credible election.”
Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal arranged the programme at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking its 43rd founding anniversary, reports UNB.
Fakhrul said their party wants a change in the government and the youth can bring this change through a movement by organising people.
He said Jubo Dal, the youth wing of BNP, will have to play the main role in overcoming the current ‘crisis' of the country.
The BNP leader urged the leaders and activists of Jubo Dal to organise the young generation across the country to ‘restore’ democracy and free Khaleda Zia by ousting the current ‘monstrous’ government.
Stating that BNP leaders and activists are being harassed by filing ‘false’ cases against them, Fakhrul said, “We must get united and wage a strong movement to overcome the current situation.”
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain said Jubo Dal will have to work as a vanguard of the nation at this bad time of the country.
He urged the Jubo Dal leaders and activists to get ready to take to the streets to realise BNP’s demand for holding the next polls under a non-party government.
Another BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas said it is an utter failure of their party that it is not being able to oust the current government despite having vast popularity and public support.
“We must get organised in a disciplined manner and face this government on the streets with courage and proper strategy to get success,” he observed.