BNP won't join polls giving undertaking: Fakhrul
Published : Friday, 8 December, 2017 at 12:00 AM Count : 128
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said that BNP would not participate in the next national elections by giving undertaking rather the government would be forced to hold and inclusive polls.
He made the comment while talking to journalists at the BNP Chairperson's Gulshan office in the capital after holding a meeting with the visiting Chinese delegation.
A delegation of the visiting Communist Party of China (CPC) led by Wang Yajun, Assistant Minister of IDCPC, held a meeting with the BNP Chairperson
Khaleda Zia on Thursday night.
Fakhrul said, "Contesting polls is a constitutional right of a political party. So, BNP will not participate in the election by giving undertaking."
Criticing the Prime Minister's remark that Khaleda Zia must apologies, Fakhrul said, "Prime Minister's statements loose importance as she talks too much. So, the remarks will be jocks to the country men."
"We are repeatedly saying that we don't want conflict in the country. We want to restore voting rights of the people. So, we will again request the prime minister to take proper steps in this regard, leaving arrogance," he said.
He further said if she (PM) is a responsible person, she would fulfill aspiration of people and would create congenial election atmosphere to bring all political parties to participate in the elections.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Standing Committee member Lt Gen (Retd) Mahbubur Rahman, Chairperson's Advisers Riaz Rahma and Sabih Uddin Ahmed, among others, were present at the meeting.
Earlier, a BNP delegation led by Fakhrul went China to attend a conference there at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.