03
Sep
2019

AL to give election under neutral govt not so easily Fakhrul

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) is conspiring to hold lopsided general elections.”The Awami League has resorted to such conspiracy on the plea the constitution which it amended after assuming power without public mandate,” he said addressing a discussion meeting in Barisal.The Barisal unit BNP organised the discussion meeting as part of its nationwide drive to collect new members of the party.The BNP secretary general said they would not allow recurrence of the 5-January-like elections in the name of the constitution.Fakhrul, addressing the ruling Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, said, “You remaining in the state power will drive us out of polling stations, using state machinery like RAB, police, and BGB and will snatch away the people’s votes. That will not be a neutral election. An election-conducive government is required to get rid of your obstinacy.”Read more: Govt under Hasina to help hold election: QuaderThe BNP leader said that the ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) will not give election under a neutral administration “so easily”.“A sturdy street agitation must be forged to force the Awami League to give general elections under a neutral election-conducive government.”He cautioned that there will be no election until an election-conducive government is installed.The BNP secretary general called on the party men to get united, shunning all personal differences.“There might have problems inside the party, but that problem should be solved through discussion in the party forum. Don’t cause damage to the party as well as to the country for your personal differences. If you do so, you will vanish.”last_img

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