Pro-BNP intellectual and Dhaka University’s former vice chancellor Prof Emajuddin Ahmed on Thursday said a sense of insecurity that has gripped the country’s people will be removed if a general election is held.
“An uncertainty is prevailing everywhere. Intellectuals are also feeling a bit unsafe and many of them have already sought security from the government. How many people will you give the personal security?” he questioned the government.
Speaking at a discussion, he further said, “There’s no need for personal security. I want to tell the Prime Minister you please don’t do excess over local polls, rather hold a fair national election so that all can cast their votes.”
The ex-DU VC also urged the government to create an atmosphere for a national election to restore the rule of law in the country, UNB reports.
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal, BNP’s women wing, arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, marking the ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’.
Emajuddin said people are now living in panic due to the sharp rise in untoward incidents in the country. “Why are people living in panic in an independent country which has government, Prime Minister, ministers and home minister?”
He said the government has even no courage to admit that it has failed to ensure public security while law enforcers are also coming under attack.
Political stability is necessary for the country’s economic advancement, Emajuddin said, adding that desired economic growth won’t be achieved until the political instability is removed.
BNP vice chairman Selima Rahman, Mohila Dal president Nure Ara Safa and general secretary Shirin Sultana, among others, spoke at the programme.