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Moudud: Fakhrul in NY at UN invitation, not to lodge complaints

  • Published at 06:13 pm September 14th, 2018
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Moudud Ahmed speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club organized by the Bangladesh Youth Forum Focus Bangla

Moudud was speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club organized by the Bangladesh Youth Forum, a pro-BNP platform

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed has said their party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is in New York City at the invitation of United Nations secretary general to present Bangladesh’s "current real scenario," and not to lodge any complaint.

Moudud was speaking at a discussion at the National Press Club organized by the Bangladesh Youth Forum, a pro-BNP platform, on Friday.

The BNP leader said: "Our secretary general didn't go to the UN on his own. He went there at the invitation of the UN secretary general."

Moudud declined the ruling party leaders' allegation that Fakhrul went to the UN to lodge complaints, reports UNB.

"Our secretary general has gone to New York to depict the country's real scenario, not to the make complaints," the BNP leader added.

Fakhrul, along with BNP Executive Committee member Tabith Awal, reportedly flew to New York on Wednesday reportedly at the invitation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

Moudud said the UN secretary general invited their party leaders to UN headquarters as he could not manage time to meet them during his recent visit to Bangladesh.

He claimed that there is no atmosphere for credible polls in Bangladesh with only three months left till the national election, and asked if it would be a complaint to ask about election atmosphere?"

He added that: “The government has got nervous and envious as the UN secretary general invited the BNP leaders to New York. Awami League leaders are now making unguarded remarks about Fakhrul's tour out of jealousy."

The government is planning to hold another “unilateral” election to cling to power, but will be unsuccessful, he claimed.

The BNP Standing Committee leader warned that BNP together with the people of the country will give the government a befitting reply on the streets by creating a national unity, if they do not reach an understanding to hold the next polls under a non-party neutral administration by dissolving the current parliament and cabinet.