Country under grasp of “unelected” people: BNP

24 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that the country is now under the grip of “unelected” people selected by Awami League, reports UNB.

“Democracy is now locked in Awami League’s box. In parliament, all but two are selected by Awami League. Even in the recent upazila polls, 441 out of 445 chairmen are selected by Awami League,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “The current government is not an elected one which is run by some people selected by Awami League. So, parliament, cabinet and upazilas now are not run by the elected representatives of people.”

Former leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club in memory of the organisation’s founding convener and BNP chairperson’s adviser Kazi Asaduzzaman Asad who died on April 3 last.

As per the Constitution, Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said only the elected representatives have the jurisdiction to govern the country.