Ashraf gives BNP two options
BNP has no alternative to passing the "no-confidence" proposal in parliament to overthrow the government before its tenure expires, said Awami League General Secretary and LGRD Minister Syed Ashraful Islam yesterday.
In democratic practice, a political party has the right to demonstrate against the government and we respect that. I think, everybody should place their demands before the people abiding by the law as neither the government nor the opposition is above the law," he told the media while visiting the construction of Gulistan-Jatrabari flyover in the capital.
Ashraful, however, did not clarify his party's stance -- whether to be in the streets to resist the anti-government movement.
He said as BNP claims to be a democratic party, it should follow the democratic norms. Any sort of violence in the name of anti-government movement would not be tolerated, he added.
Ashraf's remarks came following BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's speech on Wednesday where she said her party would wage a tough movement across the country in protest of "evicting" her from the cantonment house.
State Minister for Local Government and Cooperatives Jahangir Kabir Nanak, lawmakers Habibur Rahman Mollah and Aslamul Huq, LGRD Additional Secretary Mahbub, DCC CEO and Chief Engineer Abul Kalam Azad and Brig Gen Abdul Kadir accompanied the minister during the visit at the under-construction Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover.
The construction of the flyover is expected to be finished by December 2012. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the project on June 22, 2010.