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Present parliament doesn’t represent people: BNP

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Staff Reporter
Terming undemocratic ‘The Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill, 2014’, BNP on Monday alleged that empowering the current parliament to remove judges means authorizing Awami League to exercise the power.
“This parliament doesn’t represent people. It was elected through a farcical election. Empowering a parliament which has no public representative to remove judges is amount to empowering Awami League to exercise the power,” said BNP acting secretary general spokesman Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He made the remarks while talking to reporters after visiting injured Chandpur Sadar upazila BNP general secretary Khalilur Rahman at a city hospital. Ruling party man attacked Khalil on August 5 and stabbed him, Fakhrul said.
The Constitution (Sixteenth Amendment) Bill, 2014, seeking to empower Parliament to remove Supreme Court judges, was placed in the House on Sunday.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq placed the Bill and it was then sent to the relevant parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny.
Fakhrul claimed that the Law Minister gave wrong information while placing the bill in parliament.
Opposing the Bill, he said such a law cannot be acceptable in any democratic system. “Awami League’s decisions will be implemented if this parliament gets back the power to remove judges.
Asked whether they will announce any action program protesting government move, the BNP spokesman they will take the final decision at the party forum in this regard.
He alleged that the current illegal regime is imposing a motivated decision on people by amending the constitution.
Fakhrul assured that the ‘black’ law will be revoked if BNP returns to power.
Criticizing the ruling party for what he said its growing repressive acts, the BNP leader said Awami League being isolated from people and failed to face their opponents politically is harassing and repressing opposition leaders and activists and filing ‘false’ cases against them.