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BNP welcomes Ashraf’s remarks, urges govt to hold talks

Staff Correspondent

23 September, 2016 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday welcomed Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam’s remarks about the Election Commission and urged the government to hold talks with opposition to resolve the national crisis.
BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu came up with the remarks responding to a question while addressing a news conference at the party central office at Nayapaltan in the capital.
Giving thanks to Syed Ashraf, Dudu said BNP doesn’t like national instability and doesn’t think that instability is suitable for national progress.
“But the government will have to take initiative to hold discussion with opposition immediately giving importance to the national crisis, we expect it,” he observed.
Dudu said BNP wants to cooperate with the ruling party to restore democracy.
Referring to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s recent call for national unity against extremism, he drew attention to Syed Ashraf that BNP wanted to work with Awami League to face the extremism.
Referring to the news that the government confiscated house and property of BNP vice chairman Sadeque Hossain Khokon, Dudu said it is the exposure of ‘political nakedness to malign the colourful’ political life of Freedom Fighter Khoka.
He said unilateral trial was held in absence of Khoka, former mayor of Dhaka city.
Dudu said the Awami League government hurriedly ‘framed charge sheet‘ in a case against BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to ‘gain heinous interest.’
BNP leaders including Khairul Kabir Khokon, Abdus Salam Azad, and Taiful Islam Tipu were among others present.