Talks, polls remarks: BNP hits back at AL leaders

UNB, Dhaka :
BNP on Thursday lashed out at ruling party leaders for their remarks that neither dialogue nor election is possible before five years, saying it is nothing but their pointless harping.
“From the government’s top level to some ministers
are saying that both election and dialogue are not possible before five years. It’s nothing but their harping,” said BNP leader Asaduzzaman Ripon.
Addressing a press briefing at the Party’s Nayapaltan central office, he also said the harping of the ruling party leaders about the election is mockery with the spirit of the Liberation War and the country’s constitution.
Ripon, the BNP’s international affairs secretary, questioned how does the current regime which was formed with the mandate of less than 5 percent voters consider itself as the representative of the country’s people?
He alleged that those who have become ministers through a deceptive and farcical election are belittling and ignoring the hopes and aspirations of the country’s people and the calls of foreign friends for holding a free, fair and inclusive election through talks.
Ripon accused the government of unleashing terrorism across the country in the name of operation by joint forces after the election. He said the government is killing the opposition leaders and activists and making them disappeared alongside brutally repressing and harassing them.
“The government has filed over a thousand false cases to subdue and harass the opposition leaders and activists. Over eight lakh people were made accused in the politically motivated cases,” the BNP leader added.