• Thursday, October 23, 2014

PM not interested in talks with BNP

Star Online Report
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today addresses a press conference at her official residence Gono Bhaban to brief the media on her recent visit to London. Photo: PMO
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today addresses a press conference at her official residence Gono Bhaban to brief the media on her recent visit to London. Photo: PMO

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today rejected outright any possibility of a dialogue with BNP regarding the next parliamentary elections saying that BNP "missed the train and now have to wait for next one".

"If a political party takes wrong decision, it has to pay for this. Since BNP missed the election train, it has to wait for the next one to come. What is the necessity of holding the talks at this moment?" she said while responding to a query at a press conference.

The premier met the press at her official residence Gono Bhaban to brief on her three-day UK visit. After attending the first Girl Summit, she returned home Thursday.

"I myself phoned (BNP chairperson) Khaleda for talks. It's unfortunate that I have to face questions repeatedly about holding dialogue with those who killed my father and tried to kill me too," she said, adding that she did her best for the sake of people and democracy.

The next general election would be hold in accordance with the constitutional provisions, Hasina insisted while replying to another question.

About her meeting with British PM David Cameron in UK, Hasina said Cameron wants to improve relationship with Bangladesh.

"The UK government didn't reject the January 5 polls," she claimed.

But according to a post on the UK government's official website, the British PM during his meeting with Hasina on July 22, expressed disappointment over the January 5 elections in Bangladesh.

Published: 2:20 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014

Last modified: 10:01 pm Saturday, July 26, 2014

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