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BNP seeks unity for election under neutral govt, EC

Staff Correspondent     18th July, 2018 10:37:06 printer

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said they want to forge a unity over the issue of holding the next parliament election under an election-time government and a neutral Election Commission (EC).

“We want unity over the single issue of holding a fair and democratic election under a neutral government and Election Commission to give back people’s democratic rights,” he said.

The BNP leader came up with the statement while addressing a human chain arranged by Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad in front of the National Press Club, demanding an unconditional release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and her better treatment.

Hitting back ruling party’s allegation that BNP is doing politics over the quota movement, he alleged that the prime minister is making a U-turn on her promise to revoke the quota system.

“We would like to clearly say we’re not doing politics over quota or our leader Khaleda Zia’s health condition. We’re only presenting the truth before people as it’s our duty as a major political party,” Mirza Fakhrul said.

He said “out of her anger, the prime minister in parliament promised to abolish the quota system. Now she has made a U-turn saying she can’t go beyond the High Court order.”

The BNP secretary general said there is an observation of the High Court about freedom fighter’s quota, not any order. “You (PM) are talking about court only when it goes in your favour,” Mirza Fakhrul said.