BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said their party chairperson Khaleda Zia can contest the upcoming national election.
There should not be any doubt that the BNP Chairperson is ineligible for the 11th parliamentary election, Mirza Fakhrul came up with the remark this while briefing journalists at the Gulshan office of Khaleda Zia on Monday afternoon.
“In this regard, the remarks of Awami League leaders do not make any sense. Our chairperson (Khaleda) is still eligible for joining the election. And we believe that she can take part in the general election,” he said in reply to a query of a journalist.
The BNP secretary general alleged that the Election Commission still could not ensure the minimum level of equal atmosphere for holding a credible election. “We’re in the election race in an uneven atmosphere.”
He also alleged that the government and the EC are not paying heed to any demand of the opponents for ensuring a level-playing field.
Mirza Fakhrul voiced concern that their party’s prospective candidates are being arrested and sent to jail, and they are not being released on bail.