Hartal against govt or court?
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday castigated the main opposition BNP for calling a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on Sunday on the caretaker government issue.
“Has BNP called for the hartal against the government or the court that declared the caretaker government system illegal?” she questioned when a delegation of Nitol-Niloy and IPSSL groups called on her at her office in the afternoon.
Referring to the Supreme Court verdict on the caretaker government system, she said that the government has nothing to do but comply with the verdict of the country's apex court.
The Election Commission would be strengthened so that it could conduct the polling and perform other activities independently, the PM said adding that e-voting would also be introduced to hold a free, fair and neutral election.
When the delegation expressed keen interest to produce crops by taking lease of farmland in different countries, especially in some African countries, the premier said that her government would provide all out support to this end.
Chairman of Nitol-Niloy Group Abdul Matlub Ahmad and FBCCI Vice President M Jasim Uddin led the delegation.
PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed the newsmen after the meeting.