Claiming that the Prime Minister’s rejection of its call for a unity has made the nation upset and aggrieved, BNP on Monday said the unity of only pro-government parties or the opposition ones cannot resolve the country’s growing militancy problem. Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan also said their national unity call will remain effective, and hoped that the government will finally respond to it in the interest of the country and protecting its image through tackling extremism with united efforts. Dhaka, UNB News Agency Reported.
“We think only the unity of opposition or that of the ruling party coalition is enough to overcome this problem. United efforts of all are the main means to get rid of militancy and terrorism as it has spread from cities to villages,” he said. Earlier on Sunday day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a press conference ruled out the possibility of forging any national unity to curb terrorism and militancy with those involved in terrorism, militancy and war crimes.“A national consensus among the mass people has already developed after the Gulshan and Sholakia terror attacks,” she said.
Reacting to the PM’s comment, Nazrul said it is the unity of some ruling party alliance partners what about the Prime Minister has said. “It’s not even the unity of grand alliance as its partner Jatiya Party and Workers Party are also speaking in favour of forging a national unity.” He questioned how a national unity is possible keeping BNP which has the ‘huge popularity’ among people and other patriotic parties out of the process. “We want to say neither they (govt) nor we’ll be able to solve the current crisis with lone efforts. But, we all together can do so. Only people’s all-out unity can help overcome the crisis.”