Cabinet to be formed lacks people's support: BNP
BNP today, terming the cabinet to be formed on Sunday autocratic, said that it is lacking in representation of people and will never be considered as a legal government in home and abroad.
“The government will not get moral as well as constitutional legitimacy from any quarters,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said in a statement this evening.
Reacting to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent speeches, he said there is no sign of democratic behavior and she is issuing threats and warnings to the opposition. Addressing a rally yesterday, the premier blamed the opposition activists for the post-polls violence and attacks on minority people and said the government will act as tough as needed to stop the incidents.
“She does not know the way of understanding and tolerance. She wants to run the country with her ego and haughtiness by spreading lies about the stigmatized, shameful and hateful election,” said the BNP leader.
Fakhrul said they can stay in power temporarily but permanently by using tactics and misusing the state power.
He said the Awami League will not be able to succeed by destroying democracy.
The BNP spokesperson demanded the government to hold a free, fair and inclusive election under a non-party arrangement after stepping down from power without any delay.
Fakhrul blamed the ruling party men for the post-polls violence and attacks on the Hindu communities. “The government is trying to distract the people from the mockery of this election by blaming the opposition for the post-polls violence.”
He alleged that the country is now held captive to the stubbornness of one autocratic individual, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.