UN initiative failed because of govt: BNPNew Age Online
BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said his party did not send delegation to New York responding to the United Nations Secretary General’s correspondence as the government was not interested in talks on election-time government.
He made the remarks while talking to reporters at the Bangladesh Nationalist Party central office at Naya Paltan Monday noon. He was giving his reaction on Bangladesh permanent representative at the UN Abdul Momen's recent statement that UN did not invite BNP to New York for discussion.
Fakhrul said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during phone calls to leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia on August 23 invited two representatives from ruling Awami League and BNP to go to the UN headquarter for discussing to resolve the Bangladesh's political crisis during its ensuing general assembly.
He said UN assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez Taranco on September 10 phoned BNP vice chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and said that the government did not respond to their discussion proposal.
‘Therefore, no representative was sent from BNP,’ he claimed.
Fakhrul said the government would be responsible for any anarchic situation in the country if created on election-time government issue.
He reiterated that BNP wants to resolve crisis through discussion.
About Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s attending to UNGA, he said BNP hopes that Prime minister Sheikh Hasina would make her statement on the current political crisis in Bangladesh in UNGA and take initiatives to resolve it.
Fakhrul said BNP also expect that prime minister during her meeting with Indian prime minister Manmohan Sing on the sidelines of UNGA would stress on resolving the unsettled issues between the two countries.
About joining to current parliament session, he said there is no possibility to resolve the present crisis in parliament saying BNP still hopes that good sense would prevail on government.
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