BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said they want to give the current regime more time to accept their demand for restoration of the caretaker government system with a hope that it will come to sense.
“We still hope good sense will prevail upon the government. So, we were giving them more time to concede to our demand,” he said.
Fakhrul came up with the remarks while announcing BNP-led 18-party’s anti-government campaign programs at the party’s Nayapaltan central office.
Mentioning that they want to resolve the political crisis through talks, the BNP leader alleged that the government is pushing the country towards violence with its rigid stance and stubbornness.
“We hope the government will realize the depth of the prevailing political crisis and take people out of the dark tunnel where they put the nation. We hope good sense will prevail upon them and it will take initiatives to overcome the crisis,” he added.
Reiterating 18-party’s stance on the next election, the BNP spokesman said, “We want to clearly state that 18-party alliance will not take part in any polls without restoration of the caretaker government. We won’t go to any polls under a partisan government and the country’s people will resist any such election.”
He urged the government to allow people to heave a sigh of relief by reinstating the caretaker government system to the constitution. “Don’ t waste time further and take an initiative to this end.”
Asked whether they worked out soft action programs under the pressure of foreigners, Fakhrul said as a democratic alliance 18-pary wants to realize its demands through a systematic movement avoiding violence.
He, however, warned that they will bring a change in their announced programs considering the evolving situation in the country and the government’s activities and attitude.
Fakhrul warned that the government will have to shoulder all the responsibilities if any confrontational situation is created in the country due to its stubbornness.