Accept CG or face non-stop hartals: KhaledaNew Age Online
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia Sunday threatens her arch political rival Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of facing nonstop general strikes and blockades in the country if demand for an election-time non-party neutral government is not realised.
She issued the warning while addressing a huge public meeting at Poura Shishu Park ground in Narsingdi district town, organised by BNP-led 18-party alliance.
She said Hasina will have to take an exit if their demand is not met.
Khaleda said BNP is always in favour of discussion to settle the issue of election-time government but---she alleged---the PM has blocked the path of dialogue.
The former PM also said her party is still ready for discussing the issue.
She urged the ruling party to table a bill in the House on non-party government, pass it and hold the next general election dissolving the parliament, accordingly.
During her some 45 minutes speech, the BNP chairperson also cited failures, corruption, misdeeds of the AL government and their unfulfilled election pledges.
She also mentioned some plans if BNP comes to power which included carrying out massive development activities in power, education, health, communication sectors and eliminating corruption.
Khaleda said if her party was voted to power, the would-be ministers and MPs of her party would be brought under accountability and punitive steps would be followed if they get involved in corruption.
Presided over by Narsingdi district BNP president Khairul Kabir Khokon, the public meeting was also addressed among others by BNP leaders including Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Hannan Shah, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Abdullah Al Noman, Shamsuzzman Dudu, Amanullah Aman, Shirin Sultana, Liberal Democratic Party chairman Oli Ahmed, Bangladesh Jatiya Party chairman Andalib Rahman Partha, Khelafat Majlish ameer Mohammad Ishaque, Jamaat-e-Islam central working committee Shamsul Islam, JAGPA president Shafiul Alam Prodhan, Islami Oikya Jote chairman Abdul Latif Nezami.
A large number of leaders, activities and supporters of BNP and its front and associate organisations, components of BNP-led opposition alliance thronged the venue, braving inclement weather.
A good number of colorful gates were also erected with photos of late president and also the founder of BNP, Ziaur Rahman posted on them.
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