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Interim govt may be formed with parties having reps in JS: PM
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said a government may be formed with representatives from the political parties having representation in parliament ahead of the next general election.
‘I talked to the opposition leader (Raushon Ershad). If they want, they can join us,’ she told a press conference in New York while replying to a question over the formation of the interim government.
The prime minister further said, ‘If all political parties having representation in parliament want, we may form a government during the election with their representatives—no matter whether it is the ruling party or opposition, but there is no definition of election-time government here.’
Hasina asked the journalists to find out who were behind the publication of former chief justice SK Sinha’s autobiography. ‘I know about it, but I won’t tell you … (rather) I want to know about it from you and I want that you will expose who are behind the publication of the book.’
Surendra Kumar Sinha, now in the USA, has recently written and published his autobiography mentioning various reasons behind resignation as chief justice.
Lalitmohan-Dhanabati Memorial Foundation holds the copyright of Sinha’s book A Broken Dream: Rule of Law, Human Rights and Democracy.
The publication ceremony of the book is scheduled to take place at Washington, USA, on Saturday.
‘Please reveal who’re providing money for launching the book and whether any journalists like you or any newspapers are involved in it and how much help they are providing,’ Hasina said.
She said, ‘You’ll have to find out whether any noted lawyer is correcting the script or any newspaper or its owners is patronising.’
The press conference was arranged at Bangladesh permanent mission to the United Nation over her participation in the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York to attend UN General Assembly on September 23.