BNP a ‘toxic tree’ in democracy

19 Feb,2018

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Terming BNP a ‘toxic tree’ in democracy, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday said its proposal for the formation of an election-time supportive government is nothing but an excuse to create a ground to thwart the election.

“Khaleda Zia’s agenda is to bring an unusual government thwarting the election. This is why they’re placing the proposal for a supportive government… the proposal for a supportive government is just an excuse to create a situation for foiling the election,” he said.

The minister came up with the remark joining the general discussion over thanksgiving motion on the President speech in Parliament.

He said there is no format of the supportive government and there is no system for such a government in the Constitution. 

He said a conspiracy started afresh to foil the election by making the court’s recent verdict against Khaleda Zia an issue. BNP along with Jamaat and partners of the BNP-led 20-party alliance has become active following the court’s judgment.

He said the trial proceedings of the case continued for 10 years and Khaleda Zia took 10-year time enjoying all legal facilities from the court. “So, the verdict in anyone’s case cannot be a bargaining issue to participate in the election.”  

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