BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday felicitated Noble Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for sweeping Myanmar’s general election by her National League for Democracy (NLD)“I have been happy to know that the rulers of that country have accepted and showed respect to the popular win,” she said in a message felicitating the Myanmar leader.
She hoped this election would help a new chapter in the democracy in Myanmar for which its people struggle so long.
Khaleda, who is now staying in London for treatment, observed that if the people could cast their votes freely that reflects their verdict.
Her message followed media report from Myanmar indicating the landslide victory of NDL.
In the message, the former Bangladesh premier mentioned that her party and other opposition parties have been carrying out a peaceful movement in the country for long time for holding a free and fair poll to re-establish the democracy.
“We believe that it is essential to hold free a free, fair and inclusive poll to overcome the crises due to absence of democracy in Bangladesh,” she said.
“I still believe that the government that had taken over without vote stripping the rights to franchise of people would take initiative to hold a free election to take mandate of the people,” she added.
The former premier said the political parties should have the mentality to take mandate of the people through the voting.
“No autocrat in the world could never survive in power forcibly and I believe that the rulers of Bangladesh,” she said.