PM’s comments indicate results of Khaleda’s trial: BNP

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:31, Jan 12,2017

 
 

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said that prime minister’s recent comments on the ongoing trial of a graft case against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia indicated the verdict in that ‘false’ case.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the reaction at a discussion organised by Nationalist Cultural Alliance at Kochi Kachar Mela auditorium in Dhaka marking the second death anniversary of film maker Chashi Nazrul Islam.
Referring to prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s statements made at rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Tuesday, Fakhrul said that she claimed that Khaleda stole the money of orphans.
‘Verdict is given while the matter is still sub judice,’ he said.
‘Is there any necessity of pronouncement of a verdict by the judge…When the chief of the executive branch of the state says something, we can understand easily what would be the verdict and fate of the case,’ Fakhrul added.
He said BNP did not feel the existence of democracy, rule of law and good governance in the country.
Without naming Hasina, Fakhrul said that an individual alone played the role of the heads the state, the government and the judiciary.
Alleging that the ruling Awami League never believed in Democracy, Fakhrul reminded that the post-liberation AL government had killed democracy introducing one party rule of BKSAL.
He alleged that the incumbent government was also doing the same in disguise.
Responding to Hasina’s remark that the instigator of extremism would be tried in people’s court, Fakhrul said that BNP also wanted to find out those who were instigating and involved in extremism.
He alleged that the government was instantly killing extremism suspects without holding investigation and trial as fair investigations would unmask the government.
On the reconstitution of the Election Commission, Fakhrul said that future of the commission, elections and democracy would depend on the steps the president would take following his ongoing talks the political parties.
He said Chashi Nazrul Islam was outspoken and fought against dictatorship, fascism and autocracy till his death.
Chaired by journalist Shaukat Mahmud, the discussion was addressed, among others, by Dhaka Union of Journalists faction president Abdul Hye Sikder, Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha president MA Malek, its general secretary Monir Khan and National Cultural Alliance general secretary Rafiqul Islam.

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