Inu made the remark yesterday at a press conference, organised to give a reaction to the statement made by Khaleda at an earlier press conference on Wednesday
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has claimed that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s terming of the present elected government as “illegal” – meant that she had started a conspiracy to unseat the government.
Inu made the remark yesterday at a press conference, organised to give a reaction to the statement made by Khaleda at an earlier press conference on Wednesday.
He said it has become a “fashion” for Khaleda to call an elected government illegal, adding that the BNP chairperson considered any government she was not a part of as illegal.
After the ninth parliamentary election, Khaleda had also termed the elected government illegal, the minister mentioned.
Inu also observed that Khaleda Zia has moved far away from democracy by joining hands with extremist organizations like Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefazat-e-Islam.
The minister said Khaleda had to leave Jamaat and Hefazat if she wanted to become a member of a club that works for democracy.
Asked whether BNP has backtracked from its movement by calling off hartals and blockades, Inu said: “I do not think so.”
Khaleda showed “audacity” by calling the opposition movement – that had caused a huge loss of lives and properties as proper, Inu said, adding that the BNP chief should have apologised to the people for all the damages.
The BNP-led 18-party alliance boycotted the January 5 election and had called almost non-stop hartals and blockades over the past few months, demanding the restoration of the caretaker government to oversee the polls.
About the permission for BNP’s scheduled rally on January 20, Inu said the administration will make the decision.
Source: Dhaka Tribune