BNP to seek army deployment during election: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:33, Oct 13,2017


Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that during the dialogue with the Election Commission they would ask for the deployment of army during the next general election.

‘We will clearly speak for the deployment of army, dissolution of parliament and what steps have to be taken by administration after the announcement of election schedule’ Fakhrul said.

A kind of impression was created among the people that a congenial election atmosphere might not prevail without the deployment of army, he said.

He came up with the remarks while visiting ailing BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam at his residence at Shantinagar in the capital.

BNP is scheduled to join dialogue with the Election Commission on Sunday over next parliament election.

Fakhrul said a big team of BNP would join the dialogue with the EC to place their proposals in written.

‘It will be a very comprehensive. I think it (set of proposals) would remain as a milestone,’ he claimed.

Fakhrul said that they would also speak about problems in RPO, what rules should set during casting vote and what rules should remain for election observers.

Replying to a question, he said that they would give an idea about election-supportive government during the talks with the commission, headed by chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda.

Asked about arrest warrant against party chairperson Khaleda Zia, Fakhrul said the government’s ‘ill motive’ was exposed with it.

They (government) did not want that opposition parties to participate in the election, he added.

More about:

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email