Dialogue overture mere eyewash, says Moudud
“If the government favours violence skipping the path of dialogue, we’ll ensure its fall through violence, but we don’t want violence in the country… we want peace and discipline,” said BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed.
He was addressing a human chain programme arranged by opposition MPs at the South Plaza of Parliament demanding the release of BNP MPs MK Anwar and Barkatullah Bulu.
Moudud said the government had offered a dialogue with the opposition but it did nothing to make it happen to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis because it was nothing but eyewash.
“This government doesn’t believe in dialogue and compromise. It believes in violence. The arrest of our MPs MK Anwar and Barkatullah Bulu just before the beginning of a new parliament session has exposed the current regime’s unwillingness and insincerity about the dialogue,” the former law minister said.
Demanding the release of the two BNP MPs before parliament goes into session on June 3, he said, “How people will believe you as you talk about talks and at the same time don’t allow rallies and meetings and issue warrants against opposition leaders.”
Moudud also urged the government to withdraw the ban on the rallies and meetings and release the opposition leaders and activists if it relay wants the dialogue to be held.