No movement if dialogue is successful: BNP
BNP yesterday said it will not go for movement if the current political crisis is resolved through Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's talks with Oikyafront based on its seven-point demand.
“The prime minister yesterday (Saturday) said it is not understandable to her as the discussion is going on one hand and movement on the other. The opposition parties will not choose the path of movement if you can overcome the crisis through dialogue,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.
Speaking from a press conference at BNP's Nayapaltan central office, he said Oikyafront has continued its call for discussion and the 'key' to resolve the crisis is in the prime minister's hands.
The BNP leader said the crisis will be over if the prime minister takes steps in light of the seven-point demand the Oikyafront placed before her. “Make the talks fruitful, then the opposition parties will not walk towards the movement.”
Meanwhile, Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain sent another letter to Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a second phase of small-group talks with her over the next general election.
On November 1, a 23-member delegation of the 14-party alliance led by Sheikh Hasina, sat in talks at Gono Bhaban with a 20-member Oikyafront delegation led by Dr Kamal Hossain, but the opposition alliance was not happy with its outcome.