18-party alliance to hold rally June 22
The BNP has termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remark about caretaker government as a “bad signal for democracy”.
“People have given their verdict in four city corporation elections in favour of the BNP demand for a caretaker government to hold the next general elections,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a press briefing at BNP heaquarters at Naypaltan Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, the PM played down the need of a caretaker government for holding free and fair elections referring to Saturday’s election to four city corporations where BNP favourites won all mayoral polls.
“Don’t try to bring in an unconstitutional government. It would not be good for anyone … there might not even be any polls,” Hasina said.
Reacting to the PM’s remark, Fakhrul said: “It is a bad signal for democracy.”
The BNP-led 18-party alliance will hold rallies at the upazila headquarters and police stations in the country on June 22 demanding restoration of the caretaker government, Fakhrul told newsmen.
Source: The Daily Star