Bar council urges PM to resign
Bangladesh Bar Council yesterday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign from her office to “clear the way of appointing a non-partisan and neutral person as the head of election-time government.”
“There is no alternative to a non-partisan and neutral government to resolve the ongoing political crisis, and if the present prime minister takes a great step by resigning for continuation of democracy considering the reality, she will of course be appreciated by the country's people,” said Bar Council Vice Chairman Khandker Mahbub Hossain.
He made the remark in a written statement at a press conference organised by the bar council, the highest statutory body of country's lawyers, at its conference room.
Mahbub hopes that the prime minister will accept the demand of non-partisan and neutral election-time government to protect the country from violent situation.
The vice chairman of the bar council which is dominated by pro-BNP lawyers, said the constitution has been amended as per the will of the prime minister by using power.
Despite being the president of Awami League, Sheikh Hasina wants to be the head of polls-time government, he added.
Mahbub, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, said distrust has been created among the main opposition BNP and people following the activities of the prime minister and her party in last four years. So, "the prime minister's desire" cannot be acceptable in any manner.
He said as per the constitution, the prime minister holds unlimited executive powers, So, the election-time administration will bound to play a helpless role, he added.
Bar Council leaders AJ Mohammad Ali, AM Mahbub Uddin Khokon, Sanaullah Miah and Golam Mostafa, among others, were present at the event.