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BNP: IRI survey contradictory

  • Published at 12:05 pm September 5th, 2015

The BNP has termed the survey result conducted by US-based organisation International Republican Institute contradictory.

The IRI’s result is far away from the reality, said Asaduzzaman Ripon, spokesperson of the party.

“On one hand that (IRI) is saying most of the people want caretaker government system and want election soon. On the other hand, the organization is saying the government's popularity is increasing. This picture says the survey result is contradictory,” said Ripon.

Addressing a press briefing at party's Nayapaltan headquarters on Saturday, the BNP leader urged the government to hold election if the government accepts the survey result to test its popularity.

Responding to a query whether this survey result would impact negatively on the leaders and activists, the BNP leader said: “There is no scope of such negative impact. Our leaders and activists who are committed to implement the ideology of the party would not be frustrated.”

He also said: “There is a difference between the survey question and answer. The organisation conducted the survey— Nielsen Bangladesh—conducted a survey in 2012 which was published in the Daily Star and the Prothom Alo, said if the election was held that time BNP will form the government. The same organisation is now saying government's popularity is increasing.”