BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said his party does not support banning any political party.
“The government is making all out efforts to ban the opposition parties,” alleged the BNP spokesperson on Friday, a day after the High Court declared the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami with the Election Commission illegal.
“Politics should be faced politically,” he said at a programme held at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
The city unit of the main opposition party organised the programme protesting the death of Jasimuddin, a BNP leader of Ward No. 58, who was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Hazaribagh in the capital on July 29.
Mirza Fakhrul however did not make any comment about the HC verdict that on Thursday declared illegal the registration of Jamaat, a key partner in the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance, as a political party.
He said the ruling Awami League would not be able come back to power if the BNP takes part in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
“Knowing its (Awami League) inevitable defeat, the government wants to hold the election keeping the BNP outside the polls,” Mirza Fakhrul alleged.
Source: The Daily Star