Ashraful finds 'Khaleda's formula backward'. AL's official reaction awaited

Ashraful finds ‘Khaleda’s formula backward’. AL’s official reaction awaited


Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam has hinted at declining any unconstitutional offer on the election-time Cabinet as he called Khaleda Zia’s proposal ‘backward’.

The AL spokesperson made the remark in an immediate reaction to the BNP Chairperson’s suggestion that an interim government of former caretaker advisors oversee the next general election, Prime Minister’s special assistant (Media) Mahbubul Hoque Shakil said.

“I propose that the Awami League announce five and BNP five among the 20 advisors from the two caretaker governments from 1996 and 2001,” Khaleda said in a press conference rejecting Prime Minister’s proposal all-party interim government on Monday.

“The Prime Minister in her speech urged everybody to walk on a collective path in order to institutionalise democracy in Bangladesh. But the opposition chief’s speech only reflects her personal rivalries,” Ashraf was quoted as commenting.

The Prime Minister’s aide said that Ashraf termed Khaleda’s proposal was “backward and did not hint at making any progress”.

“Ziaur Rahman had usurped power unconstitutionally. So Khaleda Zia’s love for unconstitutional government is not unusual,” he quoted Ashraf as saying. Awami League’s official reaction to Khaleda’s proposal is expected today or tomorrow –


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