Compromise for polls-time govt: Moudud
BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed today urged the government to reach a compromise to resolve the crisis of polls-time government through talks without showing constitutional limitations.
“It is a political crisis. It will not be wise for the ruling party to escape the issue in the pretext of the constitution. Mutual compromise is needed through talks to resolve the impasse,” Moudud said while addressing a programme at the National Press Club in Dhaka.
Moudud also a former law minister said that the constitution has been adopted to uphold people’s interest and said there is no scope to see the constitution a major factor over the issue as it is not above the people interest.
Calling upon the government for talks, Moudud said the 11th parliamentary election can be held based on the compromise as a national election was arranged by an interim government after HM Ershad’s topple from power in 1990.
“We had to organise the election on the then political ground though there was no such provision in the constitution at that time,” he said pressing home his party’s demands for polls-time supportive government.
Roadmap a plan to reinstate AL in power
Moudud came down heavily on the Election Commission for its roadmap and said it has been done intending to bring Awami League to state power again through a lopsided election.
“It is neither a road nor map. There is no any clear indication in the roadmap to ensure people’s voting right,” he said.
The Election Commission has undertaken an initiative how to establish one-party rule and to reinstate Awami League in the state power, the BNP leader said.
No hints about level-playing field in the roadmap
Claiming that an Election Commission cannot discharge its entrusted duty independently under a political government, Moudud said the issue of the level playing field is totally absent in the proposed roadmap.
The words of equal rights of all political parties have not been mentioned in the proposed roadmap, he added.
Khaleda has no record to flee the country
Moudud blasted the ruling party leaders, ministers and lawmakers for their allegation that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has fled the country fearing to face corruption charges against her.
During one-eleven government in 2008, an attempt was taken to send Khaleda Zia abroad on parole but she did not compromise with the then government, he said.