BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Friday said their party will not only boycott the election under Sheikh Hasina, but also resist a name-only election to be held under her.
He said no election can be held in a credible manner under the current Prime Minister.
“Sheikh Hasina is a big obstacle to a fair election. She must be removed from power before the election. That is what the BNP is talking about,” said Gayeshwar at a discussion in the city.
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) arranged the discussion programme titled “Acceptable Election the Only Solution to the Crisis” at the Jatiya Press Club, UNB reports.
Gayeshwar said BNP’s stance is clear that no national election can be held under the current Awami League government. “We want the fall of this government. The current parliament also has to be dissolved.”
Stating that their party has been on a movement, Gayeshwar said they will intensify it at a right and favourable time as per their movement outline. “Now our strategy is to hit back if we are attacked.”
The BNP leader said the party will soon unveil the outline of a united movement for the ‘restoration’ of democracy.
“BNP, the lead party of the largest alliance, will unite all through a statement centring on this idea (national unity) and move forward”, he said at a discussion in the city.
“I think that efforts are going on. We’ll present it before the nation at any time,” he said.
The BNP leader also said the party’s acting chairman Tarique Rahman will come up with a call for waging a united movement soon in absence of Khaleda Zia. “He (Tarique) will present the outline of the future movement. We’ve almost completed the preparations in this regard.
Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, said their party is going to unite all parties with whom they have differences of opinions for the sake of the country and its people.
“The conspirators will be weakened when a strong unity among the nationalist forces will be forged. If the nationalist forces remain divided, the opportunists will be strong and plundering and corruption will increase,” he observed.
The BNP leader said the government’s ‘fascist’ activities are encouraging the opposition parties to come together and move together putting aside the differences among them. “It’s visible from the statements that the opposition leaders made over the last one month.”