Candidacy of Jamaat in Sylhet polls won’t hamper ties: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:40, Jul 20,2018 | Updated: 15:11, Jul 20,2018

 
 

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed addresses a discussion on ‘Politics of vengeance: Credible elections and people’s expectation’ organised by Bangladesh Youth Forum at National Press Club in the capital on Friday. — New Age photo.

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Friday said the contest by Jamaat-e-Islami leader in the mayoral polls in Sylhet would not hamper the political alliance between BNP and Jamaat.

At a discussion at National Press Club in the capital, the BNP senior leader said the government was hatching conspiracy to harm the relation between the allied parties, spreading rumors over the candidacy of Jamaat in the Sylhet mayoral polls.

The Sylhet mayoral polls is scheduled to be held on July 30, where BNP and Jamaat are participating, an unlike precedence of the parties to provide single candidate endorsed by the alliance.

Moudud said, ‘Our ally will sustain and the candidacy of Jamaat will not hamper our ally.’

‘We are trying to resolve the matter between us, but the government is trying to gain from it,’ the senior BNP leader said.

‘The government is spreading rumors about it,’ he alleged.

The BNP senior leader also strongly condemned the government for the reported gold scam in the Bangladesh Bank’s vault saying the people blessed with the government patronage stole the gold from the bank.

‘The investigation agencies said that the gold was stolen from the Bangladesh Bank vault, but the BB is denying,’ Moudud said.

‘There has been reserve heist in the past and now it is gold stealing,’ he added.

‘Why there is no arrest in the cases of reserve heist and gold stealing,’ he asked.

‘It proves that there was hand of people blessed with the government patronage who were involved in the incidents,’ the senior leader said.

‘There was also an incident of misappropriation of gold from the medal of Swadhinata Padak, which tarnished the image of the country across the world, but no arrest was made because perhaps the suppliers of the medal were men of Awami League,’ Moudud claimed.

‘Bangladesh Youth Forum organised the discussion on ‘Politics of vengeance: Credible elections and people’s expectation’.

BNP joint secretary general Syed Moazzem Hossain Alal, among others, spoke.

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