Thursday, 7 July, 2022

BNP, Kalyan Party hold talks

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Bangladesh Kalyan Party (BKP) held a joint dialogue about political issues on Thursday.

In the talks held at the office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the capital’s Gulshan, the two political parties have decided to wage a simultaneous movement to bring down the government.     

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and BKP President Syed Muhammad Ibrahim led their respective delegations.

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan was also present in the meeting, along with the BKP delegation, which included Mohammad Ilias, Forkan Ibrahim, Abdul Awal Mamun, Nurul Kabir Pintu, Ali Hossain Farazi, Mahmud Khan, Rashed Ferdous, Faisal Mehedi, Ibrahim Khan Sadat and Zahid.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Mirza Fakhrul said they agreed to wage an effective mass movement to oust the current government from the power. 

“We are holding talks with different political parties to establish a people’s government. As a part of this initiative, we sat with the BKP,” he said. Fakhrul said they reached a consensus that the incumbent government must resign and handover the power to a non-party government. 

The BNP secretary general also said they agreed that a new Election Commission will have to be constituted after the ouster of the government and the dissolution of parliament, and then a fresh polls will be held.

Syed Muhammad Ibrahim said they decided that if the 20-party alliance members do not participate in the next movement together, they may wage simultaneous movement.