Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday iterated that the country would not get a meaningful general election unless a party-neutral poll-time government is installed.
After placing wreaths at the grave of BNP founder and late president Ziaur Rahman in Agargaon in the capital, the secretary general of the country’s primary opposition BNP told waiting newsmen that country’s “existing political crisis” wouldn’t come to an end if a meaningful election is not held.
BNP’s youth wing Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal paid homage to the BNP’s founder Zia on the occasion of its 39th founding anniversary.
Fakhrul also alleged that election commission’s dialogue with different stakeholders including the political parties was an eyewash.
“If election-time government is not installed, parliament is not dissolved before the polls and military troops are not deployed, that election will never be meaningful and acceptable,” he said.
In a separate programme at the National Press Club, BNP standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said that it is the aspiration of the people of Bangladesh that the armed forces would be deployed during the polls with magistracy power.