12:00 AM, November 15, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, November 15, 2012

Govt cannot split BNP-led alliance

Says opposition chief whip

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Unb, Dhaka

Opposition Chief Whip Zainul Abdin Farroque yesterday said the government cannot create a rift in the BNP-led political alliance by oppressing its allies.
“Our (alliance) unity is strong…it cannot be split through repressive acts,” he said while addressing a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital.
Farroque's comment came amid speculation that the ruling party was trying to take Jamaat-e-Islami into its fold.
He said the attack on the motorcade of law minister would not have happened had the registered political parties been allowed to hold their rallies.
Terming the Jatiya Sangsad a dead and inactive institution, Farroque said there was no scope to speak in parliament on any national issue as it had become a place to attack Khaleda Zia, Tarique Rahman and the BNP.
About their return to parliament, the opposition chief whip said they will get back to the House if a bill on the non-party caretaker government is placed in it.
Farroque also said the Election Commission has to be reconstituted in consultation with all political parties to hold a free and fair election.
Bangladesh Republic Forum organised the human chain demanding release of detained Jubo Dal President Moazzem Hossain Alal.

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