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Govt cannot split BNP-led alliance

Says opposition chief whip

Opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque yesterday said the government cannot create a rift in the BNP-led political alliance by oppressing its allies.

“Our (alliance) unity is strong…it cannot be split through repressive acts,” he said while addressing a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.

Farroque's comment came amid speculation that the ruling party was trying to take Jamaat-e-Islami into its fold.

He said the attack on the motorcade of law minister would not have happened had the registered political parties been allowed to hold their rallies.

Terming the Jatiya Sangsad a dead and inactive institution, Farroque said there was no scope to speak in parliament on any national issue as it had become a place to attack Khaleda Zia, Tarique Rahman and the BNP.

About their return to parliament, the opposition chief whip said they will get back to the House if a bill on the non-party caretaker government is placed in it.

Farroque also said the Election Commission has to be reconstituted in consultation with all political parties to hold a free and fair election.

Bangladesh Republic Forum organised the human chain demanding release of detained Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal.

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People know it. BNP unethically and shamelessly sheltered & rehabilitated the anti liberation forces by appointing the killers in the cabinet insulting the martyrs who sacrificed their life & youth for our liberation from brutal Pakistan. You should not have legal right to even live in our country.

: naabaj

BNP led alliance like Jamaat and its terrorist wing will not help to win the national and international support. People hope that BNP will come out of this alliance that has serious allegation like war crime and communal violence. Unless BNP change their policy towards political alliance and eradication of its alleged corrupt leaders it may see the same lash back like last general election. People want to see a strong and active opposition who will join the parliament and discuss issues which will help Bangladesh to grow as a prosperous country.

: Dk


  • Shafiq Ahmad
    Thursday, November 15, 2012 04:43 AM GMT+06:00 (169 weeks ago)

    If Jatiya Sangsad is a dead and inactive institution, why sticking to it. Resign from it. Let some active people come to Sangsad and make it active.

  • Reaz Hassan
    Thursday, November 15, 2012 10:46 AM GMT+06:00 (169 weeks ago)

    Awami League government is increasingly getting diplomatically isolated. The Muslim world had long abandoned AL for its unwholesome domestic policy of dissension and conflict. They are not so keen now to employ Bangladeshis in jobs. Khaleda Zia also desired better ties with India in her recent visit to India. This may have some positive results. She will soon be visiting the UK and USA, possibly to ask for their support to pressurize AL for free and fair polls. It will be impossible for the government to disagree with the advice of those who matter in world politics. This would amount to taking a cold bath for the AL. Is it not better to understand the calamity ahead and accept to amend the constitution to incorporate desired changes? As regards the BNP led alliance, at least with Jamaat, that is locked out of necessity and cannot be broken with aggression.





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