Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir commented that the people of the country have been frustrated and angered at the speech of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina regarding Abdul Latif Siddique as there is no specific action.
Fakhrul said this while addressing a hurriedly called press briefing on Friday at the BNP Chairperson's Gulshan office to respond to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's comments.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "It is not the government or the country, but Latif Siddique is in trouble for his inconsiderate remarks, which hurt the people's religious sentiments."
Hasina said during a question-answer session after briefing media about the outcomes of her recent visit to New York where she attended the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session. "I will not keep him in the cabinet. A file on his removal will be placed in the Cabinet and then before the President to implement my government's decision," the Prime Minister said.
Fakhrul Islam said, "Awami League (AL) chief has lied regarding her participation in the UNGA and avoided Latif issue most cunningly. This also exposes her true character."
The BNP leader said, "The Illegal government has no alternative but to sit for a dialogue with the BNP, no matter how much she (Sheikh Hasina) talks of not holding dialogue with the BNP."
"If she does not want this, she will have to pay the price as her party paid for in previously, though we do not expect the repetition of such incident," Fakhrul Islam added.