BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday said political instability is a must if the next election is not held under a non-party caretaker government.
“Still, there’s time. Arrange the next polls under a non-party caretaker government to save the country from violence and political instability,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the call to the government while addressing a discussion, titled ‘The results of the local government bodies’ polls and rationale of caretaker government’, arranged by Democratic Movement at the Jatiya Press Club.
He alleged that the government wants to hold the next general election under their own arrangement fearing a massive debacle in the election if it is held under a non-party administration. “We won’t allow Awami League to materialise its dream of holding the election under a partisan government.”
The former minister also alleged that the elections to the five city corporations were not free and fair though the BNP-backed candidates have won those. “The BNP-supported contenders would have won with bigger margins had the administration not been used by the government.”
He said people have given their verdict against the current regime for its misrule, corruption and repression on the opposition and Alem-Ulema.
Claiming that most of the country’s people support restoration of the caretaker government system, Mosharraf urged the government to arrange the next polls under a non-party administration realising the people’s mindset and pulse.
“How do you believe that BNP will go to polls under your government as you pursued the politics of repression and vengeance?” he questioned the Prime Minister.
Source: UNB Connect