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Illegal govt has no right to stay in power: Khaleda
Observer Online Report
Published : 2014-11-29,  Time : 16:48,  View Count : 86
Comilla: BNP Chairperson and 20-party alliance leader Begum Khaleda Zia has said the present government is illegal. No election took place on January 5. So, the government has no right to stay in power.

Addressing a mammoth public rally at Comilla Town Hall ground on Saturday afternoon, she said the country's economy is now on the brink of collapse. There is no investment in the country. Dacoity and looting are going on unabated in banks. No development has taken place in the country during the current regime's tenure.

The rally was organised by the 20-party alliance to press home the demand of a fresh election under a non-party neutral caretaker government.

Comilla District (South) BNP president and the party's vice-chairman Begum Rabeya Chowdhury presided over the meeting.

Claiming that corruption has been the current regime's basic principle, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday said the country is now under one person's grip.

"Now the country is not only a one-party rule, but also under exploitation ruled by just one person," she said.

Khaleda said ruling party ministers, MPs and leaders and activists have been engaged in widespread plundering of public money and graft.

Referring to PM's adviser HT Imam’s recent remarks about the January 5 election, she said the adviser has divulged how Awami League manipulated the election to grab power illegally.

The BNP chief claimed the government should step down immediately following HT Imam's remarks.

She asked the ruling party to hold a fresh election under a non-party administration if it thinks people are with it for their good works.

Khaleda said Awami League only talks tall about democracy and development but acts against it.

She regretted that though her government had initiated development of Comilla city, an old and traditional city, Awami League-led government stopped it after assuming office.

The former Prime Minister assured that if her party is voted to power again in the future, they will turn Comilla into a modern city.

Started her journey for Comilla from Gulshan residence around 10:20am, Khaleda reached Comilla Circuit House around 2pm.

The local unit of the BNP-led 20-party combine organised the rally as part of its countrywide mass campaign to create a solid ground for a decisive movement to force the current administration to quit and arrange a fresh inclusive election.

This is Khaleda's 9th district tour after the January-5 election boycotted by the BNP-led opposition alliance.

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