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BNP warns of confrontation if no understanding is reached

Update : 17 Aug 2013, 07:31 PM

Asking the government to hold a dialogue and reach an understanding over polls-time interim government, the main opposition BNP Saturday warned that a confrontation would be inevitable if a consensus could not be reached.

“We do not see any ray of hope for a dialogue and an understanding in the statements of the prime minister and her colleagues. If an understanding cannot be achieved, a confrontation is inevitable,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Saturday.

Urging the government to understand people’s pulse, Fakhrul reiterated his party’s demand for the introduction of a non-partisan interim government to oversee the next general polls.

Fakhrul was speaking to journalists after a meeting with the joint secretary generals and organising secretaries of the party at its Nayapaltan headquarters in the capital.

Countering the ruling party leaders’ statements that parliament would be dissolved on October 25, the BNP spokesperson said constitutional experts asserted that there was no scope to dissolve parliament before the expiration of the government’s tenure.

“Nobody knows what the situation will be in the country after October 25. If the existing crisis is not resolved, a constitutional crisis will emerge,” he said.

Fakhrul said people would not accept any election held under a partisan government.

Lambasting the incumbent Election Commission, he alleged that it was loyal to the present ruling party and was working as per the government’s directives.

Asked for his opinion on Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam’s statement that his party would not have a dialogue with “those who feast on August 15,” Fakhrul said: “He often speaks irrelevant things under pressure. Earlier, he had said problems would be resolved through dialogues. We want to trust him.

“I hope the government will take initiatives [to hold the dialogue].”

Fakhrul said his party’s next course of action would be announced after a meeting of the party’s Standing Committee, which was slated for last night, and another with the alliance partners this evening.  

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