Hold fresh inclusive elections, not midterm polls- Bnp

Hold fresh inclusive elections, not midterm polls- Bnp

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BNP wants the government to hold a fresh and inclusive election in not a midterm poll, said party spokesperson Dr Asaduzzaman Ripon.
“Question of holding a midterm election comes, when a government holds an election to examine its popularity before ending its tenure,” he said while addressing a press conference at party headquarters yesterday.
Ripon, also international affairs secretary of the party, said the January 5 of 2014 was not a usual election and that’s why BNP wants for a new poll not a midterm election.He thanked AL leader Syed Ashraful Islam for his sympathy to BNP by making comments that BNP would disappear if it does not taker part in the election.
“Indeed, there is no reason for BNP to be disappeared since its leaders and activists would bear the ideal of late President Ziaur Rahman. The party will go to power with people’s mandate,” he said.
The BNP leader protested the government for imposing value added tax on private educational institutions and urge the government to reconsider it.
Meanwhile, addressing a discussion meeting, BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam said the democracy should be restore through holding a new election.
He called upon the people to let the democratic force to come to power to free the countrymen from sick politics.
Jatiyatabadi Mohila Dal organised the meeting at Jatiya Press Club on repression on women and children across the country.
Nazrul said effective democracy could be established only by holding an inclusive poll where people would be able to cast their votes freely.
Former VC of Dhaka University Prof Dr Emajuddin Ahmed said the children are even safe in the mother’s womb
Presided over by Noor-e-Ara Safa, president of the organisaiton, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by Selima Rahman, Shawkat Mahmud, AZM Tahmina Khanom and Shirin Sultana. –

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