Tuesday, May 28, 2024

BNP wants consensus on CG issue: MK Anwar

BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Tuesday urged the Speaker of Parliament to take steps to reach a consensus over the non-party caretaker government (CG) issue for holding the next general poll in a free and fair manner. “Compromise between the Awami League and the BNP over the CG issue is a must. We ... Read more

Upcoming poll is a must under CG oversight, says Khaleda

BNP chairperson and leader of opposition Khaleda Zia said she would never allow  Awami League-led grand alliance government to hold the next general election keeping it remain intact in power. “The next general election is a must under a non-party caretaker government oversight. The next general poll would not be allowed to hold under the ... Read more

Ashraf urges BNP to restore its adjournment motion

Awami League general secretary and LGRD minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Saturday urged the opposition to place its adjournment motion on the election time government before the parliament again assuring that his  party would not come up with any argument against it for arriving at a resolution of the present situation. “Place your (opposition) adjournment

BNP defends adjournment motion withdrawal

Opposition BNP on Saturday defended the withdrawal of a parliament adjournment motion submitted by an opposition MP seeking discussions on restoration of the caretaker government (CG) system, saying the government could use it to burry the issue. “There’s no possibility of accepting the motion even if the opposition having 30/31 lawmakers puts it forward as ... Read more

Hasina will head next poll-time govt: Nasim

Ruling Awami League’s presidium member, Mohammad Nasim, reiterated that the next general election will be held under the supervision of an interim government, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the chief of that government. “No election will be held under a spineless government. The next general election must be held under an interim government

Next poll under interim govt headed by Hasina

Environment and Forest minister Hasan Mahmud on Friday reiterated that the next general election will be held under the supervision of an interim government and the incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be the head of that government. “No election will be held under non-party caretaker government. The next polls must be held under an ... Read more

Why will govt listen to failed persons, asks PM

Trashing the past caretaker government for its failure to run the country smoothly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said that Bangladesh won’t advance and democracy won’t be well-established if the government listens to the ‘prescription’ of the advisers of the past caretaker government. “Why we would listen to the prescription of those who could not

CG issue to be settled thru movement: BNP

The main opposition BNP has said that it would resolve the caretaker government (CG) issue by taking their movement to the streets. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put obstacles on the path of holding fresh talks over the CG issue. The preparation to hold such talks will not be successful. The issue would only be ... Read more

PM assails Khaleda for ‘destructive’ politics

Comparing the caretaker government with crocodile and snake, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged opposition leader Khaleda Zia not to invite these dangerous elements anymore. “Don’t invite crocodiles by digging canals. It’ll bite you. So, stay with the democratic system,” she urged the opposition leader. Sheikh Hasina, also the President

Form of govt matters little for fair elections: Dipu Moni

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni today called the type of government as a non-significant issue for credible polls as the opposition was spreading a campaign to restore the caretaker government to oversee the upcoming parliament election. “Caretaker system or any other form of government matters little unless there is an independent and strong election commission,” she ... Read more

BNP wants UN intervention over CG

The visiting UN assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has underscored the need for holding the next general election in Bangladesh on the basis of a national consensus. His suggestions came at a meeting with BNP chairperson and leader of the opposition Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office in the capital on Saturday ... Read more

Demand for referendum on caretaker govt issue

Speakers at a dialogue on Saturday urged the government for arranging referendum to restore caretaker government system to save the country’s democracy, economy and industrial sectors. Dialogue-2013 to protect democracy and national economy was held in the city’s Diploma Engineers Institute with eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain in the chair. Among others,

Next polls under a system similar to CG: Ershad

Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad has said the next general election will be held under a system “similar” to caretaker government and his party will participate in it. Ershad, whose party is one of the coalition partners of the Awami League-led grand alliance government, was talking to journalists at his Palli Nibash residence in the ... Read more

Ministers reject Khaleda’s CG call

Dismissing the demand of the leader of the Opposition, Khaleda Zia, for restoration of the old format of the caretaker government (CG), information minister Hasanul Haque Inu said on Sunday that this demand went against the court’s verdict. “Even after knowing about the oppression carried out by the past caretaker governments, she is still demanding ... Read more

Khaleda gives govt 48-hr ultimatum for CG system

Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia on Saturday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to the government for announcement accepting BNP’s demand for an interim non-party caretaker government for holding the next general election in the country. “We have already given you a lot of time for declaration about a non-party and neutral caretaker government for overseeing the next ... Read more

Khaleda has taken collision course: PM

In an immediate reaction to the ultimatum given by the opposition leader for holding the election under non-partisan government, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Khaleda has taken the course of confrontation. “But the door of dialogue is still open,” Mahbubul Huq Shakil, PM’s special assistant quoted the prime minister as saying. Meanwhile, the leaders of the