Senior BNP leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday said the ruling Awami League cannot bounce back as its leaders and activists at the grassroots level got demoralized following the humiliating defeats in the elections to five city corporations.
“Awami League can’t make a rebound as its leaders and activists at the grassroots level have got dispirited. The defeats in the elections to five city corporations have shattered their all dreams,” he told a discussion.
Bangladesh Youth Forum arranged the discussion titled ‘Necessity of caretaker government in resolving current political crisis’ at the Jatiya Press Club.
Moudud, also a BNP standing committee member, said Awami League leaders are now making futile efforts to invigorate party activists and confuse people by telling them about its return to power through the next polls.
Accusing Jubo League and Chhatra League of indulging in various homicide and terrorist activities, the BNP leader said once underground goons are now leading the two ruling party bodies. “Their activities are enough for hastening their (govt) fall.”
He rejected the Prime Minister’s remark that the opposition’s destructive programs are responsible for this year’s poor and unexpected results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations, and said it has happened due to the government’s failures and wrong policies.
The results of the HSC and its equivalent examinations were published on Saturday showing an average pass rate of 74.30 percent as against 78.67 percent last year.
After receiving the results, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “It’s the BNP and Jamaat-Shibir who are responsible for this decline.”
Moudud termed the Prime Minister’s remark unguarded and said it has become a habit of Sheikh Hasina to blame the opposition for anything bad.
He said creative question method has been introduced without proper training for the teachers. “The results have showed a downtrend as the students couldn’t be properly made familiar with the type of the questions. The government’s wrong policies led to the results’ fall.”
Moudud said the government is shifting its blame on the opposition to cover up its failures. “There was no result debacle when you had imposed hartals on 175 days when you were in the opposition.”
The BNP policymaker said the government has created the ongoing political crisis only to cling to power using its muscle power against people.
Moudud said no election will be allowed to be held on Bangladesh soil without restoration of the caretaker government.
He warned the government that they will announce tougher action programs after Eid if it does not accept their demand for restoration of the caretaker government to oversee the next polls.