BNP won’t accept president or speaker as interim govt head: Moudud


BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed speaks at a programme at the Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Monday.

The opposition will not even accept the president or the speaker, let alone the present prime minister, as the chief of an interim government to oversee the next general election, BNP leader Moudud Ahmed said Monday.

Mentioning newspaper reports on the formation of an interim government with the president or the parliament speaker as its head, he termed them as partisan persons.

“There is no mention about the interim government in the constitution,” said Moudud adding the prime minister knows that the BNP-led 18-party alliance will not go to any election with her as the head of the administration.

Referring to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s suggestion for holding the next election participated by all political parties, Moudud, a national standing committee member of BNP, claimed that the UN chief had indeed talked about holding the next election under a non-party government.

BNP has been agitating for a non-party government, not for an all-party government, he said while speaking at a programme in the capital’s Jatiya Press Club.

Source: The Daily Star