Claiming that the government has a covert entente with their ally Jamaat-e-Islami, BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Monday urged the Prime Minister to cut ties with the Islamist party.
“Jamaat is hidden there in the government. So, who is Sheikh Hasina to suggest BNP leaving Jamaat? First of all, she (PM) must cut link with Jamaat,” he said.
The BNP leader came up with the counter call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club arranged by Desh Netri Forum, a pro-BNP-body.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has long been accusing BNP chairperson of trying to save Jamaat leaders facing war crime trials and repeatedly asking her to sever ties with the party.
In a scathing attack on the Prime Minister, Gayeshwar said many of the relatives of Sheikh Hasina are Rajakars. “It’s BNP’s internal matter that with whom it will make an electoral alliance and with whom not.”
Mentioning that the ideologies of BNP and Jamaat are quite different, the BNP policymaking body member said, “BNP can forge an electoral alliance with any political party for protecting multiparty democracy introduced by BNP founder late president Ziaur Rahman.”
He also said the January 5 ‘farcical’ election has proved their demand for arranging the national polls under a non-party government is a justified one.