Food Minister Qamrul Islam said that the conditions laid down by BNP for partaking in the forthcoming parliamentary election would not be fulfilled.
“BNP set some conditions, but none of them would be fulfilled,” he said.Qamrul was addressing a discussion meeting marking the 125th birth anniversary of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy arranged by Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote at the National Press Club in the city on Tuesday.
Some of the conditions imposed by BNP include release of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, dissolution of parliament before national polls and deployment of army during the election.
The minister reiterated that the election will be held in due course in line with the Constitution.
Lambasting BNP, the minister said according to the verdict, Khaleda Zia was ‘involved in corruption’ and she is now in jail following the court order.
The government has nothing to do with it and Awami League never interfered in the proceedings of court, he said.
Ruling party lawmakers — Shamsul Haque Tuku and Talukder Md Yunus, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) President Mollah Jalal and Secretary General Shaban Mahmood and AL leaders — Balaram Poddar and Shah Alam, were present, among others, with Jote’s adviser Chitta Ranjan Das in the chair.