BNP won’t join in talks on elections before AL’s resignation: Fakhrul

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Dhaka, May 08: Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Sunday said that the party would not participate in any talks over the next election until resignation of the present Awami League government.

Responding to a question in a press conference at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka, the party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the AL always claimed that they would not create any barrier for opposition programmes, but the reality was ‘just reverse’.

The BNP leader said that his party would not participate in the next national elections if the ruling Awami League would not resign and hand over the power to a non-party neutral government.

‘BNP will never join in any election under the Awami League government. The Awami League would have to resign first, then the neutral government would form an Election Commission to hold an election to elect people’s government,’ he said.