20-party slams 14-party, AL leaders for rejecting Khaleda's unity call

20-party slams 14-party, AL leaders for rejecting Khaleda’s unity call


Dhaka-Coming down hard on some top 14-party alliance and Awami League leaders for turning down Khaleda Zia’s call for a national unity, 20-party alliance on Wednesday said they actually exposed their irresponsibility through the denial.“Some top 14-party alliance and Awami League leaders have demonstrated their irresponsibility having failed to rise above the party interest,” said BNP general secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Addressing a press briefing after a meeting of the 20-allince at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office, Fakhrul said the ruling alliance leaders disregarded the nation’s expectations through ignoring the BNP chairperson’s call for a national unity.
He also alleged that they want to split the nation and push it into a deeper crisis when a national unity a must to overcome the crisis.
The BNP leader said the 20-alliance leaders at the meeting denounced their stance and urged them to accomplish their responsibility responding to Khaleda Zia’s call.
BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia sat with the top leaders of the 20-party alliance Wednesday night to discuss the country’s latest situation and work out its next course of action.
The meeting began around 8:30 pm at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office with Khaleda in the chair.
After the alliance meeting, Khaleda Zia sat with her party’s standing committee members and vice-chairmen.
She will also sit in a meeting with intellectuals, journalists and eminent citizens on Thursday night at the same venue to take suggestions as to how the party should work for forging a national unity to face the growing extremism problem.
Earlier on July 3, Khaleda Zia held a meeting with her party’s standing committee members two days after the country’s deadliest terrorist attack at a restaurant in upscale Gulshan.
After the meeting, she at a press conference called upon all, irrespective of party and opinion, to forge a unity against terrorism to eliminate militancy from the country.
Twenty-two people, including nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian national and two police officials, were killed as terrorists attacked Holey Artisan Bakery at the city’s Gulshan diplomatic zone on July 1.
On July 7, terrorists also attacked a police check-post near Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj only minutes before the Eid prayers, killing two policemen and a housewife. Law enforcers also gunned down one of the attackers.


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