Khaleda’s proposal unrealistic: Hasina

She says she’ll advise President over polls after consultation with all leaders


Criticising the opposition for staging walkout from Parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Khaleda Zia’s proposed polls-time government is ‘unrealistic’.


She made the statement while delivering her introductory speech at a views-exchange meeting with the leaders of 14-party alliance at her official residence Ganobhaban.


Sheikh Hasina said the proposal to bring five advisers each from 1996 and 2001 caretaker governments has no basis. “Some of them have already died, some have expressed their unwillingness to take the responsibility and some of them are incapable,” she said.


The Prime Minister mentioned that BNP today placed its proposal in Parliament, but declined to go for detailed discussions. “When AL requested them (opposition) to bring the proposal maintaining the rules of procedure, they just went out,” she added.


Referring to her own proposal she floated while addressing the nation, Hasina said the ruling party wants to continue the democratic system in the country and this views-exchange meeting will also focus on that.


The premier said the views-exchange meetings are on with different political parties as per her proposal to form an all-party polls-time cabinet.


“After having the discussions with all political parties, I’ll send the advice to the President to take his action over the next general election,” she said.


Fourteen-party leaders, including Workers Party president Rashed Khan Manon, JSD president Hasanul Huq Inu, Bangladesher Shamyabadi Dal chief Dilip Barua and JSD leader Shirin Akter were present at the meeting.

Source: UNB Connect


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