BNP not sincere about dialogue: PM
Sheikh Hasina. Star file photo
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today evening said that the main opposition is not sincere about the dialogue over the formation of a poll-time government.
“They [opposition] spoke about their proposal over poll-time government in the parliament but walked out without listening to us. It seems they are not interested in dialogue,” Hasina said while speaking at a meeting with the leaders of Awami League-led 14-party alliance at her Gono Bhaban residence.
Referring to BNP’s proposal, the premier termed it as “unrealistic", questioning, "How can you select unelected people like the way women lawmakers are elected from the reserved seats?"
Hasina, also the president of ruling party, also raised question about the rationality of such a proposal. “Some of the former advisers are dead while some are suffering from illness and some are not willing to take responsibility. How they [opposition] can give such a proposal? I don’t know what the basis of it is,” she questioned.
Hasina said, “We have established democracy in the country through a huge sacrifice and struggle. So democracy must be upheld and protected.”
In the meeting, she also said that they will discuss about formation of a polls-time government and how the continuation of the country’s democracy could be protected.
The PM said that she will write to the president soon about the dissolving parliament and election schedule.