Govt valid till Jan 24: Home Minister

Govt valid till Jan 24: Home Minister


Refuting the opposition’s claim that the government will be illegal after October 27, Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Saturday said the present government will remain valid till January 24 next year.

“It (the government being illegal after October 27) is a false world. As per the Constitution, the next general election has to be held by January 24. The government will remain valid till that date,” he said.

The minister made the remark while talking to reporters after a function at Kachua Bangabandhu Degree College in Kachua upazila of the district. Referring to the three-day shutdown to be enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance at 6am on Sunday, MK Alamgir said leaders of the opposition alliance, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, have no moral rights to call hartal.

Over the proposed dialogue between the government and the opposition, the minister said they are ready to sit in talks with any person or party. Pointing fingers at BNP, he said, “If a particular party doesn’t take part in the election, the holding of the election won’t be hampered.” – UNB


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