Mass upsurge must for holding next polls under neutral admin: Moudud

12 Jan 2018, 22:25

NTV Online

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said there is no alternative to staging a mass upsurge to force the government to hold the next general election under a non-party neutral administration.

‘This government doesn’t believe in a peaceful negotiation with the opposition. That’s why we don’t have any other option but to wage a movement to force the government to hold the next polls under a neutral administration,’ he said, reports the UNB.

Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, ‘We’ll have to take preparation both for the movement and the election together. I believe our demand will be met through a mass upsurge.’ 

Zia Sangskritik Sangstha (ZISAS) arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club marking the 82nd birth anniversary of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman.

Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, said the government is mainly working to annihilate BNP and suppress its leaders and activists. ‘They’re also giving Rab and police training as to how to repress their opponents.’

He said their party wants to restore democracy, people’s voting and other rights and the rule of law. ‘We must wage a movement under the leadership of Khaleda Zia to restore people’s rights and impendence of the judiciary,’ he said.

The BNP leader alleged that the government is unwilling to hold a fair and credible election in fear of facing a debacle.

He regretted that the ministers are apparently in a competition to lie as they are doing negative and immoral politics.

 Moudud also warned that the ministers and the ruling party leaders will have to pay a heavy price someday for spreading lies among the new generation.