|Published : 21 Apr 2017, 22:22:10|
BNP on track towards forming govt: Dudu
Nazrul resolves strong movement to dethrone ‘unpopular’ govt
A senior BNP leader said on Friday his party is moving towards forming the government by one and a half years, reports UNB.
"BNP is heading towards power-step by step. It's the reality that BNP and 20-party alliance will form the government by next one year or one and a half years while Awami League and 14-party alliance will be there in the opposition bench [in parliament]," BNP vice chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu said.
The BNP leader came up with the comment while speaking at a human chain organised by Swadhinata Odhikar Andolan in front of the National Press Club in the city.
He alleged Awami League (AL) is dreaming of holding a January 5-like unilateral election. "But, their dream will turn into a nightmare."
"Awami League leaders often say they've taken the country to the peak of progress. If this is the case, why does the ruling party fear a fair and acceptable election?" Dudu questioned.
Describing BNP as an election-oriented party, he said his party wants to return to power through a credible election, not by any other means.
The BNP leader alleged people have a doubt that the Prime Minister signed deals and MoUs with India during her recent tour sacrificing the country's interests.
Meanwhile, Describing the current government as 'unpopular and dispirited', BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan said his party needs to launch a strong movement to dislodge it.
"The current unpopular and demoralised government can't defeat us if we together with people can take to the streets against it with courage. We need to initiate a movement immediately to get a victory over it," he told a doa and milad mahfil, organised by Dhaka city unit of Jatiyatabadi Hotel Sramik Dal at the BNP's Nayapaltan central office seeking salvation of the departed soul of its late president Mizan Hawlader.
Nazrul, a BNP standing committee member, alleged that the government is gradually intensifying its repressive acts to subdue BNP leaders and activists only to cling onto power. "Under the circumstances, I think we shouldn't allow the government to carry out repression on us anymore."