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BNP seeks sincere talks for fair election

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-01-13 7:32:26 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-01-13 7:32:26 PM

Senior Correspondent: BNP thinks a sincere and fruitful dialogue can resolve the country’s existing political crisis over the next general election and help reach a political understanding over it.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said this while talking to reporters at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital on Saturday afternoon.

Fakhrul said the Prime Minister’s address on the election-time government has deepened the country’s existing political crisis more.

He claimed that the nation has got frustrated with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s address to the nation as there is no hint for reaching a political understanding over the next general election.

The BNP leader said, “We think there’s nothing in the Prime Minister’s address to resolve the crisis. Rather, it’ll push the country towards another crisis.”

The Prime Minister should take an initiative to hold dialogues with all stakeholders if she thinks something new sincerely about the election-time government, he further said.

Earlier, the Prime Minister in her address made it clear that the next general election will be held as per the Constitution, and expressed her high optimism that all the parties registered with the Election Commission will take part in the polls for upholding the country’s democratic process.

People expected that the Prime Minister will come up with some directions for holding a credible and meaningful national election overcoming the current problem. But she could not mention any possible solution to the existing problem in her address to the nation, Fakhrul said.

He said the county’s people want a fair and credible election and they will not accept any unjustified move of the government.

Referring to Prime Minister’s statement that the next election will held as per as Constitution, the BNP leader said it has demonstrate that the 11th parliamentary elections will not be possible to hold in a fair and acceptable manner.

risingbd/Dhaka/Jan 13, 2018/Reza/AI