PM's speech will push the nation towards another crisis: BNP | 2018-01-13

PM's speech will push the nation towards another crisis: BNP

Sun Online Desk

13th January, 2018 01:24:33 printer

PM's speech will push the nation towards another crisis: BNP

The BNP on Friday claimed that the Prime Minister's address to the nation was frustrating and it will only deepen the country's existing political crisis as there is no indication for reaching a political understanding over the next general election.


BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with this observation as he was giving his party's instant reaction over the PM's speech at BNP chairperson Gulshan office on Friday evening soon after the conclusion of Prime Minister's speech.


"We didn't find any sign in the Prime Minister's speech for a political negotiation and resolving the current crisis. It's a matter of utter frustration," he said.


The BNP leader further said, "We think there's nothing in the Prime Minister's address to resolve the crisis. Rather, it'll push the country towards another crisis."


Earlier, the Prime Minister in her address made it clear that the next general election will be held as per the Constitution, and expressed her high optimism that all the parties registered with the Election Commission will take part in the polls for upholding the country's democratic process.


Sheikh Hasina said this while addressing the nation marking the completion of her government's four years in office after the January-5, 2014 national election.


Fakhrul said people had an expectation that the Prime Minister will come up with some directions for holding a credible and meaningful national election overcoming the current problem. "It's regrettable that she couldn't do it which made the nation disappointed."


He said the county's people want a fair and credible election and they will not accept any unjustified move of the government.


Referring to Prime Minister's statement that the next election will held as per as Constitution, the BNP leader said it has demonstrate that the 11th parliamentary elections will not be possible to hold in a fair and acceptable manner.