PM urges BNP to join parliament for democracy’s sake
Published : 13 Jan 2019, 10:10:11
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged BNP to join parliament for the sake of democracy and settle the lawsuits in the court according to their own course as the judiciary is completely free and independent.
“If they (BNP) think they should come to parliament for the sake of democracy, they would join it,” she said while addressing a joint meeting of the Awami League Working Committee (ALCWC) and Awami League Advisory Committee at party’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue here.
Sheikh Hasina said her government and party had worked for the people of the country and never gone for retaliation or harassment of political opponents. The corruption cases filed against Khaleda Zia was not filed during the Awami League government, but the caretaker regime, she said.
“The cases against the BNP leaders would be dealt with as per law and the government will not interfere,” Sheikh Hasina said urging BNP leaders to face the challenges in the court saying the government would not interfere in any case.
It was the first ALCWC meeting after party’s landslide victory in the December 30 general election, convened to chalk out programs for smooth execution of the election manifesto and strengthening the party.
General Secretary Obaidul Kader gave welcome address while advisory council members, presidium members, secretaries in charge of various departments and central committee members were present.-BSS