BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed has described the Prime Minister's announcement to abolish the quota system in public service in the face of a students' movement as people's 'victory'.
"The Prime Minister has announced that there'll be no quota system in country as she could finally realise the intensity of the movement. They (govt) could also understand it'll be difficult for them to stay in power if the movement continues," he said.
Speaking at a discussion on Wednesday, Moudud further said, "I would like to say it's a victory of people while the government has suffered a defeat."
A faction of Labour Party (Iran) arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding deployment of army in the next general election.
In the wake of a nationwide movement by students and job-seekers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced that there will be no quota system in government jobs.
Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, urged his party colleagues to get inspiration from the students' movement to realise their rights.