BNP smells ‘another deception’ behind Ganobhaban invitation


Dhaka, Jan 27: BNP senior leader Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan on Sunday alleged the main motive behind Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ‘tea party’ for the leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront and other political parties is to get recognition of her ‘farcical’ government.Speaking at a discussion, he also said their party’s six MPs were not elected with people’s votes like the ruling party’s ones as they all were only shown victorious by the government and the Election Commission in a ‘fake’ election.

“We saw a farcical election on December 30, and a farcical parliament and new government have been formed through it. The government itself knows the real position of it,” Moyeen Khan said.

He further said, “That’s why they’ve now become busy to have people’s recognition for the government formed through deception. The initiative for the tea party has been taken as part of the government’s move to get public acceptance.”

Arafat Rahman Koko Smriti Sangsad arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club, marking BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Koko’s fourth death anniversary.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited Jatiya Oikyafront senior leaders to exchange greetings at Ganobhaban over tea on February 2.

Dr Moyeen, a BNP standing committee member, said the country’s all people are aware of the ‘drama’ staged on the night of December 29 and on December 30 in the name of general election.

He said the current parliament does not represent people as it was formed through a fake election. “This parliament represents the terrorists who established a reign of terror across the country before the December-30 election and announced themselves victorious through vote frauds.”

Moyeen Khan said their party’s elected MPs have no right to go to parliament as they were shown elected without people’s votes.

‘‘Do those shown elected have any right to go to parliament? It’s not a question who won the election and who got defeated as it was shown victorious and defeated through vote rigging and terrorism ,” he added.

Moyeen Khan said not only BNP leaders and activists but also those belong to Awami League do not endorse the 11th parliamentary election as they all know what actually happened in the name of an election.

Stating that the government has established an unwritten one-party Baksal in the country annihilating democracy and the rule of law, he called upon people to come forward to restore democracy and install a pro-people government.