Dhaka, May 31 (bdnews24.com) — Rejecting the government decision to repeal the caretaker government system, BNP has threatened to wage a tougher movement.
Party’s standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan informed the media about its stance on the government decision after a meeting with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday night.
“This decision is nothing but a grand plot to destroy democracy and a blueprint to establish a one-party rule,” Khan said.
“There’ll be increased political unrest following the decision. It’ll lead the country towards confrontation,” he observed.
An hour after the meeting with the party’s standing committee members, Khaleda also sat with the leaders of BNP allies.
Jamaat-e-Islami acting chief Moqbul Hossain and acting secretary general A T M Azharul Islam, Bangladesh Jatiya Party secretary general Shamim al Mamun and Islami Oikya Jote secretary general Abdul Latif Nezami attended the meeting that started around 8pm.
Earlier, the standing committee meeting was held from 6:30pm to 7:10pm.
Committee members Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, R A Gani, Mahbubur Rahman, M K Anwar, A S M Hannan Shah, Rafiqul Islam Mia and Nazrul Islam Khan were present at the meeting.
Earlier in the day, prime minister Sheikh Hasina at a press conference said there was no chance for retaining the caretaker government system, since the top court has abolished it.
BNP has been saying it would boycott the general election unless a caretaker government was in place to oversee it.
Khan read out a written statement at the press briefing.
He said, “They (Awami League) has taken the decision to repeal the caretaker government system to hold election under partisan government and capture the power through trickery, not democracy.”
“We want to say that impartial election hasn’t been and won’t be held under Awami League’s supervision,” he added.
About the Supreme Court verdict repealing the 13th Amendment that introduced the caretaker government system, the BNP leader said, “To take such a decision after knowing that the verdict is not mandatory for parliament proves that there was a clear connection between the prime minister’s will and the chief justice[’s action].”
“The apex court has been used to implement government agenda,” he added.