BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Wednesday asked the government to arrange a referendum on the 15th amendment to the Constitution in a bid to weigh up public opinion in this regard.
“If you (govt) want to know the public opinion on the 15th amendment to the Constitution then arrange a referendum,” he said.
The BNP leader made the remark while addressing a human-chain programme in front of the National Press Club, organised by the people from Cox’s Bazar living in Dhaka.
They arranged the programme demanding the withdrawal of ‘false cases’ filed against BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed and his unconditional release.
Parliament on June 30, 2011 passed the 15th Constitution Amendment Bill, 2011 annulling the provision of non-party caretaker government that supervised three general elections since 1996.
Police arrested BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed in the city’s Gulshan area on April 8.
The BNP stalwart urged the government to accept what he said the demand of the mass people for a nonparty neutral caretaker government system to protect the country and its economy.
MK Anwar, also a former minister, alleged that Prime Minister has been trying to prolong its rule by oppressing its political opponents and gagging the voice of people.
“But people won’t allow this. People now have got fed-up with the misrule and corruption by the current regime and it’ll be shown the door soon,” he said.
The senior BNP leader alleged that government arrested Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman for what he said publishing the truth and they hatched a conspiracy to halt its publication.
Source: UNB Connect