Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the country’s people would not accept the government’s move to hold a general election without BNP.
The BNP leader said this while talking to journalists before inauguration of a bicycle rally at Burir Bazar of sadar upazila on Sunday.
Saying that the government got isolated from people, Fakhrul alleged the ruling Awami League was hatching conspiracy to keep BNP leaders and activists away from politics. ‘Our party is trying to restore democracy in Bangladesh…Awami League must hold talks with BNP to arrange a free, fair and impartial general election and to protect people’s voting rights,’ the BNP leader said.
About the next general election, the BNP leader said, ‘Awami League does not want to hold any election with the participation of BNP and the people of the country.’
‘They know if there will be a caretaker government, they will not be able to come to power again,’ he added.
He said, ‘People are eagerly waiting to exercise their franchise in a free and fair election under an impartial election commission as they want to bring change in power through balloting.’
Fakhrul said BNP wants a meaningful and inclusive election.
Among others, BNP chairperson’s adviser Mizanur Rahman Minu and district BNP president and organising secretary of central executive committee Asadul Habib Dulu were present, among others, in the awareness programme against social menaces like drug addiction, child marriage and extremism.
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