Sunday, May 26, 2024

Khaleda wants chaos not talks, alleges Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia does not want to hold talks, rather she wants to create chaos in the country. “We asked Khaleda Zia to sit for talks, but she gave an ultimatum. We wanted to discuss their adjournment proposal on election-time government,

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

BNP still has scope for dialogue on polls, says Speaker

The Speaker, Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, said on Saturday that there was still scope for a dialogue on how to hold the upcoming general election, despite the main Opposition BNP’s withdrawal of the adjournment motion in Parliament. “The Parliament session will continue for a few more days after the budget session. But there will be ... Read more

Dipu Moni shares recent domestic issues with envoys

Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni has discussed with the ambassadors and heads of missions from South Asian and ASEAN countries the issue of dialogue amongst all political parties regarding the modalities of an interim government leading up to the upcoming general elections. While briefing 20 diplomats on recent developments in the country at the ministry ... Read more

BNP against joining polls under party govt

BNP standing committee member MK Anwar on Wednesday said the opposition will not join any election under an administration to be headed by any political leader. “We want to clearly state that BNP won’t participate in any polls under an election-time government that will be headed by a party leader,” he told a discussion.

Free, fair polls critical for Bangladesh: Duncan

Visiting British Minister for International Development Alan Duncan has said that it is critically important for Bangladesh’s reputation that the upcoming parliamentary elections are judged to be free, fair and credible. He made the remarks after a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by ... Read more

Hanif accuses BNP of conspiring to make House dysfunctional

Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif alleged on Tuesday that the main Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has been hatching conspiracies for the last four-and-a-half years to oust an elected government, and now it is trying to make Parliament dysfunctional. “The Opposition’s conspiracy for ousting an elected government is still on.

BDB to join hands with BNP in next election

Bikalpadhara Bangladesh (BDB) secretary general Mahi B Chowdhury has said his party will join hands with the main opposition BNP immediately to contest in the upcoming general election together. “We want to forge an election alliance with BNP outside the 18-party alliance to contest in the upcoming general polls together against the Awami League-led grand ... Read more

AL, not BNP, invited evil forces into state power: Alamgir

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on Sunday, accused the ruling Awami League of ushering in evil forces in state power repeatedly in the past, thereby destroying the country’s democracy. “History says it is the Awami League and not the BNP that always dug canals and brought crocodiles (evil forces) and patronized them.

BNP to force govt to hold next poll under CG: Alamgir

The acting secretary-general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, has called upon his party activists to organise a strong anti-government movement, so that the ruling Awami League (AL) is forced to hold the next general elections under the oversight of a non-party caretaker government (CG). “Please wake up with the political ... Read more

Election must be held by Jan 25, says Obaidul Quader

Communi-cations Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the next general election must be held by January 25 as per the constitution. Election Commission (EC) will announce the election’s schedule after October to conduct the election by January 25, he told the journalists after inaugurating Digitized Load Control Station on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Baradargarhat

Hasina hopes opposition parties will join polls

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hoped that the opposition political parties will join the next general election as they are now participating in city corporation elections. Hasina expressed the hope when visiting US Under Secretary on political affairs Windy R Sherman met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.PM’s deputy press secretary Bijan Lal Dev ... Read more