Ordinance amendment to destroy Grameen Bank, says BNP

Ordinance amendment to destroy Grameen Bank, says BNP

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Dhaka – The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday alleged that the government decided to turn the Grameen Bank Ordinance into a law aiming to destroy the Grameen Bank.
BNP assistant secretary general Advocate Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed made the allegation at a press conference at party headquarters at Naya Paltan on Friday.
“Grameen Bank and its founder Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus become the victims of vengeance soon after the present government assumed power. We think the initiative to amend the Grameen Bank Ordinance has been taken as part of conspiracy to destroy the institute recognised internationally for alleviation of poverty and empowerment of women,”
The cabinet meeting on Thursday approved the draft of Grameen Bank Law-2013 making accountability of Grameen Bank to Bangladesh Bank mandatory.
The BNP leader condemned the government move and called upon the government refrain from doing harm to the globally reputed poor-man’s bank..
He accused the government of taking the move to erase the name and fame of Grameen Bank.
Rizvi Ahmed warned that the opposition would not accept any interim government headed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Reacting to a statement by Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim on formation of interim cabinet, he said such initiative would be resisted taking people with them and put the said cabinet into municipal rubbish van.
AL presidium member Mohammad Nasim at a briefing on Friday said a 16-member interim cabinet headed by Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina would be formed to conduct the election-time government.
Rizvi outright rejected Mohammad Nasim’s statement saying that such statement would deepen the prevailing stalemate in the political arena.
“People will not accept any illogical and whimsical move to make a government under a party head,” he added.
The BNP leader made it clear that the opposition won’t take part any election without caretaker government.
He said if the government resorts to cruel repression on the opposition without accepting the demand to restore the caretaker government would not make their politics safe, calm and quite.
Rizvi also criticised the statement of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that opposition leader does not go to the court being afraid of sentence and questioned the premier how she could knows whether the opposition leader would be sentenced or not. – Staff Reporter

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