BNP a weak party, says Mosharraf | 2018-06-23 |

BNP a weak party, says Mosharraf

Staff Correspondent     22nd June, 2018 10:51:07 printer

LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain thinks BNP has become weak remaining out of the structure of power and the weakness is not an auspicious sign for politics.

Mosharraf Hossain, the newly appointed member of Bangladesh Awami League’s Advisory Council, told this to a group of journalists at his Hair Road residence in the capital on Friday.

The AL has nothing to do if BNP wants to be like the once powerful party Muslim League, he also said.

“BNP is among 50 political parties in the country. How can we save BNP if it doest not want to take part in the upcoming national general polls and if it wants to be like Muslim League?”

“We were not allowed to hold meetings and processions during BNP-Jamaat alliance government. Grenade attacks were carried out on us. Even after that, we could vote to power by gaining public supports. If we could do, why BNP cannot?” he posed a question. 

“It seems BNP wants that we hand it over power,” he said.  

In response to an inquiry, he said, “No BNP leader or activist was arrested on political reason centering the upcoming Gazipur City Corporation polls. Those, who were held, are wanted in various cases.”

“If killers and accused are nominated in polls, police must take action,” he said.  He thanked President of AL and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for appointing him as the member of the advisory council.

He said, “Even reaching at the last stage of life, I did not think the necessity of getting post on the party.  But Sheikh Hasina has kept faith in me and I will try to give the respect to her faith.”

 Expressing the creativity of Sheikh Hasina, he said, “I had chance to work with the state leaders of 30 to 40 countries on rural development issues. But I did not find anyone who has creativity like that of Sheikh Hasina.”