:: People’s Time Online ::
BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Monday said that demanding a free and fair election under a non-partisan interim administration cannot be a personal attack on anyone.
He came up with the comment while addressing a programm at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Monday afternoon.
“Khaleda Zia didn’t bring any personal allegation against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina rather she, in her speech, said that the people of Bangladesh will not participate in the upcoming general election if it’s held under Sheikh Hasina or the present government,” he said.
It’s a political speech. It’s not a matter of expression of spite towards Sheikh Hasina, he added.
Earlier, in his reaction to BNP Chairperson’s comments at the Suhrawardy Udyan rally, AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Khaleda Zia’s remarks were nothing but an expression of spite towards Sheikh Hasina.
About the BNP chief’s demand for a non-partisan interim administration and army deployment with magistracy power for holding the next national election, he said the polls would be held under the Election Commission, like most other countries.
If the ruling Awami League believes in democracy and development of the country, then it will take the challenge given by Khaleda Zia to hold the next general election under a non-partisan administration, Nazrul added.