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Govt turns parliament into ‘one-party club’, alleges Mirza Fakhrul

| Updated: January 28, 2023 17:01:19


Govt turns parliament into ‘one-party club’, alleges Mirza Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday alleged that the government has turned the Jatiya Sangsad into a 'one-party club' by destroying the country’s electoral system.

“They (govt) have destroyed all the democratic institutions. Is it a Parliament that they have formed? They’ve created a one-party club. It’s a club of Awami League,” he said.

Speaking at a discussion meeting, the BNP Secretary General also said the government has ruined the electoral system to cling to power by force, reports UNB.

Stating that the electoral system is the gateway of democracy, he said the Parliament and cabinet are supposed to be formed to run the country through a credible election. “But they've destroyed the electoral system. People now do not go to cast their votes.”

Fakhrul alleged that Awami League has also destroyed the state structure by hanging onto power through a ‘unilateral’ election with 154 uncontested MPs and through vote robbery and taking votes the night before the polling date. “They have taken all steps to take all the state machinery to their favour.”

Under the current circumstances of the country, he said their party placed a 27-point proposal to reform the state and fix the state institutions. “The 27-point outline is BNP’s dream and we’ll explain it before people. One can never succeed without a dream. We’ll move forward with the dream.”

Bangladesh Sammalita Peshajibi Parishad arranged the programme titled “The 27-Point Framework for State Reform: Explanation and Analysis” at the Jatiya Press Club. On December 19, BNP announced the 27-point framework for state reform.

He said their party has been able to create a mass wave of people against the government through their recent 10 divisional rallies and other programmes. "The stormy wave that has begun will wash away the current regime since people are not with them.”

He said the first demand of their 10-point proposal is the resignation of the Awami League government by dissolving the Parliament for constituting a caretaker government, which will oversee next election.

After that election, the BNP leader said they will form a national government with the partners of their simultaneous movement to implement the 27-point outline.

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