Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:38:03 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Fakhrul to govt

Try to ensure BNP`s joining next polls

By UNB, DHAKA
21st-Apr-2017       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday urged the government to try to ensure their party's participation in the next general election instead of scaring it of cancelling its registration with the Election Commission.
"Look for ways how you'll take BNP to polls. There's no point in freighting us that our party's registration will be annulled if we boycott the election. No national election will be held in the country without BNP's participation," he told a discussion.
Fakhrul also warned the government that it will not be able to subdue BNP by resorting to killing and enforced disappearance, and threatening to arrest its leaders and activists.
BNP arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club marking the 5th anniversary of 'enforced disappearance' of its leader M Ilias Ali.        Ilias Ali, BNP's the then Sylhet divisional organising secretary and a former MP, went missing along with his driver Ansar Ali on the midnight of April 17 in 2012. Since then, BNP has been blaming security agencies for his mysterious disappearance, an allegation denied by the government.
Reacting to AL leader Mohammad Nasim's remark that the polls will not hamper if BNP does not join it, Fakhrul said the ruling party will not be allowed to hold a lopsided election or manipulate it staying in power this time.
"As a liberal democratic and election-oriented party, BNP wants to join the election, but it is Awami League which will have to pave a way for BNP to join it by removing all obstacles. The election must be held under a nonparty and neutral government and a neutral Election Commission. Otherwise, no polls will be allowed to be held," the BNP leader said.
Mentioning that their party is forming new committees of its many units across the country, he asked his party colleagues to get united and create strongholds of the party at every part of the country to make their anti-government movement a success.  Fakhrul accused the government of perpetuating its power by using enforced disappearance as a weapon, and said it has made over 500 BNP leaders and activists, including Ilias Ali, disappeared. He demanded the government immediately return Ilias to his family. "Or else, you will have to be accountable for it some day."

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

No law can restrict freedom of speech


EDITORS' COUNCIL, an organisation of editors of the country's national dailies, has recently expressed grave concern over Section 21, 25, 28, 31, 32, and 43 of the Proposed Digital Security Act. It said the sections would greatly obstruct freedom of speech and independent journalism. However, responding to the concern the ...

Football »

Manchester United`s Paul Pogba (second right) and Bournemouth's Steve Cook battle for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Manchester United, at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England on Wednesday.


.

City »

General Secretary of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation Osman Ali, among others, at a rally of labourers in Swadhinata auditorium of DRU on Friday demanding implementation of five thousand CNG registration allocated for drivers.


.

Entertainment »

Anny pairs up with Zahid Hasan for first time


Entertainment Report :Popular actress and model of present time Anny Khan for the first time paired up with National Film Award winner actor and director Zahid Hasan in a drama serial.Zahid Hasan is acting in the title role in the serial. Viewers will watch a new role Zara in the ...

International »

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit


AP, Seoul :North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.South Korea's presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul's presidential Blue House ...

Editorial »

Lawlessness in the transport sector


RAJIB Hossain, a third-year student of Titumir College, whom right hand was pulled out being stuck between two speeding buses in the city, drifted off to death on Tuesday after two weeks in coma. The life of the ill-fated youth ended quite tragically at 21 leaving his two teenage brothers ...

Football »

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Sudden rendezvous of Afsana Mimi, Zahid Hasan


Entertainment Report :Hothat Dekha (sudden rendezvous) is not a title. It was a sudden rendezvous of two friends, two popular actors and directors - Afsana Mimi and Zahid Hasan.  Recently they were taking part in shooting of two separate plays in the city’s Uttara area. Zahid Hasan was engaged with ...

Entertainment »

Momo appears as Alta today


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :National Film Award winner actress Zakia Bari Momo acted and Arun Chowdhury directed movie Altabanu releases today. In this movie, Momo acted in role of Alta against Anisur Rahman Milon. Farzana Rikta acted in role of Alta’s younger sister Banu. Including Dhaka this movie is set to ...

City »

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda speaking at a seminar on 'Giving National Identity Cards among Expatriate Bangladeshis and Voting Rights' organised by Bangladesh Election Commission at Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Thursday.


International »

UN in talks with Syria, Russia on security for chemical weapons experts


AFP, United Nations :A UN team is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Douma to allow experts to deploy soon to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack, UN security officials said Wednesday.The fact-finding mission from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the Syrian ...

Editorial »

Ensure proper working atmosphere in RMG sector


WORKERS at more than 3,000 subcontracting readymade garment factories in Bangladesh have been working under dangerous conditions even five years after Rana Plaza collapse as the factories still lack of safety measures, according to a recent study of New York University. The study titled 'Five Years After Rana Plaza: The ...

Football »

Draw ceremony of SAFF Championship held


Sports Reporter :The draw ceremony of SAFF Championship was held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Wednesday.President of BFF and President of SAFF Kazi Md Salahuddin, Regional Country Manager of Maruti Suzuki Seije Hamda, Senior Vice-President of BFF Abdus Salam Murshedy, Vice-President of BFF Kazi Nabil ...

Sports »

The Thailand-bound Bangladesh Hockey team pose for photo at the Falcon Hall of Bangladesh Air Force Office in the city's Tejgaon on Wednesday.


Entertainment »

Is Natasha Suri Lady Luck for Dwayne Bravo?


A few days ago Natasha Suri and Dwayne Bravo were spotted laughing and chatting away animatedly, in spite of the attention of on-lookers and fans at a SoBo coffee shop. She was also spotted in the VIP box watching the IPL match the next evening at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news