AL plans to retain power without competitive election: Fakhrul

| Updated: March 10, 2018 18:28:39

AL plans to retain power without competitive election: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that main motive of ruling Awami League is to retain power without a competitive election.

The BNP leader also alleged that their chairperson Khaleda Zia is being deprived of her legal right of having bail.

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with the allegations while addressing a discussion on Friday at the Jatiya Press Club.

Jatiya Party (Zafar) arranged the programme demanding BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's release from jail.

Fakhrul expressed anger as law enforcers arrested a Chhatra Dal leader from a political programme recently.

"I couldn't save a Chhatra Dal leader who tried to escape arrest holding me tight," he said.

According to UNB, Fakhrul also alleged that law enforcers violated the Supreme Court's (SC's) directives by arresting one of its leaders without any warrant from a programme.

Referring to the Chief Election Commissioner's comment that the Commission will not take any initiative to bring all the political parties to the next general election, Fakhrul said KM Nurul Huda's remark has reflected the government's desire.

"We know you won't take any move for an inclusive election as you have been made CEC to ensure Awami League's return to power through lopsided polls," he added.

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