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BNP will not exist if it does not participate in election: Muhith
Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party will not exist as a political party if it does not participate in the next general election, likely to be held in December, 2018.
‘The BNP will no longer exist as a political party, if it does not take part in the next general election,’ he said, adding that the Awami League was not worried about the matter.
Muhith came up with the statement while talking to reporters after attending a view exchanging meeting as chief guest, held at the deputy commissioner office in Sylhet on Monday.
While addressing the meeting, the finance minister said that the government was working relentlessly to ensure uninterrupted power supply across the country.
Stating that the government ensured sufficient power supply in Sylhet region, Muhith said ‘Officials concerned should leave their job, if clients of Sylhet make any complaint in this regard.’
Local lawmaker Mahmud-Us Samad Chowdhury, Bangladesh’s former permanent representative to the United Nations AK Abdul Momen, Sylhet deputy commissioner Numery Jaman, Sylhet Metropolitan Police commissioner Golam Kibria, district police superintendent Md Moniruzzaman, district Awami League general secretary Shafiqur Rahman Chowdhury and Sadar upazila chairman Ashfaq Ahmad, among others, attended the meeting.