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Hanif dismisses Khaleda's threat of movement

By UNB, DHAKA
25th-May-2014       
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Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif has trashed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's warning that the situation may go out of control if fresh election is delayed.
"The government is not afraid of Khaleda Zia's warning as it knows about the strength of BNP's movement," he said on Saturday hours after the BNP leader's remarks.
He said, "BNP is issuing one ultimatum after another, but nothing has come out it. BNP has no organizational strengthen to wage any movement."
Hanif was talking to journalists at his office at TCB Bhaban at Karwan Bazar. Earlier in the day Khaleda warned that if the government delays fresh general election under the non-party caretaker government the situation may spin out of control anytime.
"There's still time…hold a fresh election under a non-party caretaker government," she told a rally of Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum at Jatiya Press Club.
BNP and its allies boycotted the Jan. 5 parliamentary election as it was held under the incumbent government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Hasina's Awami League and its allies swept the largely uncontested vote.

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