Provocative remarks might block dialogue: BNPNew Age Online
Bangladesh Nationalist Party has asked the ruling party leaders and ministers to refrain from making provocative statements that might block the path of future dialogue with the opposition for holding a free, fair and inclusive election.
BNP’s international affairs secretary Asaduzzaman Ripon at a news briefing at the party central office said on Saturday.
On Friday, Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu had said the BNP had no alternative but to recognize the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her government if they wanted to join the upcoming upazila parishad elections.
The BNP leader said those AL leaders who wanted to exclude Sheikh Hasina during 1/11 and unleashed terrorism through forming Ganabahini are now surrounding the prime minister. They are her enemies.
Ripon said January 25 is a black day, as on this day in 1975 democracy was killed through introducing one-party BAKSAL rule.
Ripon said January 25 is also important because a weaker government like this one is starting its journey. The tenure of the 9th parliament expired on January 24.
Ripon bitterly criticised hosting a cake-cutting festival by the prime minister in her official residence to give everyone an impression that five percent vote in January 5 general election does not matter to run the government smoothly.
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