No clear provision in constitution about poll-time govt: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 17:50, Jan 13,2018 | Updated: 18:24, Jan 13,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a news conference at the party chairperson's office in Gulshan on Saturday.-- New Age photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday claimed that there is no clear provision in the constitution about 'election-time' government urging the prime minister to take initiative for dialogue with all opposition parties about the poll-time government.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the remarks at a news conference to give formal reaction to prime minister Sheikh Hasina's address to the nation on Friday marking completion of four years in the office of the incumbent government.

'We are urging the prime minister to take initiative for holding an acceptable election under a poll-time  neutral government discussing with all opposition parties for peace and relief of people leaving self-proud  accepting the reality' Fakhrul  said at the news conference held at BNP chairperson's  Gulshan office at 4:00pm.

Fakhrul said the prime minister in her speech said next parliament election would be held at the end of 2018 according to the constitution and how the poll would be held that completely stated in the constitution.

He said Sheikh Hasina said poll-time government would be formed before the election according to the constitution.

Fakhrul said there is no clear provision in the Constitution about election-time government.

He said if the prime minister sincerely thought about   something new about poll-time government, she should take initiative for dialogue with all stakeholders over it.

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