CG system or non-party govt
The BNP now has only a couple of options before it --- either a restoration of the caretaker government system or the setting up of a non-party neutral government to oversee the next parliamentary polls, according to a standing committee member of the party, MK Anwar, yesterday.
The government has to make an announcement in this regard to create a congenial atmosphere for a dialogue with the opposition. "The BNP is ready to cooperate with the government and sit with it in a dialogue," he said at a discussion meeting at the Diploma Engineers Institution auditorium at Kakrail in the capital.
The pro-BNP youth body Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal organised the programme on the occasion of the 31st death anniversary of late president Ziaur Rahman, founder of the main opposition party.
Ruling Awami League General Secretary Syed Asharaful Islam had recently asked the BNP to come up with a specific proposal for an interim government system, but not for a restoration of the caretaker government.
Meanwhile, at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club, Rafiqul Islam Mia, another member of the standing committee, yesterday said the BNP leadership would announce tougher agitation programmes at the party's June 11 rally to compel the government to fulfil its demand for a neutral non-party government system.
The country is passing through a critical juncture and there are growing fears among people about the future of democracy in Bangladesh, he said.