Islami Andolan rejects proposals of Hasina, Khaleda
Leaders of Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB) have rejected proposals of both Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia regarding the election-time government, saying the proposals are defective and cannot resolve the ongoing political crisis.
They urged the government to dissolve the parliament and handover the power to a neutral caretaker government for holding a credible election.
They also lambasted the government for imposing an indefinite ban on political meetings, rallies, human chains, demonstrations, sit-ins and processions in the capital from October 20.
The leaders made the remarks at a press conference at its headquarters in the capital's Purana Paltan.
Ameer Syed Muhammad Rezaul Karim, on behalf of his party, readout a statement which said the public wanted a neutral government but the prime minister proposed an all-party government.
He said recent comments of ruling party leaders hint that Hasina would lead that government and his party will not participate in the polls under such a government.
Rezaul Karim rejected Khaleda's proposal for forming a polls-time cabinet with 10 advisers from two previous caretaker governments, saying some advisers have passed away while others are unfit for duty.
He urged the government to allow his party to hold a rally at Suhrawardy Uddyan on October 26.