DHAKA: Opposition BNP’s post-eid movement takes on a “neo-style”, spreading its impact on all spheres of life--from kiosks to the national parliament.
Party lawmaker Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury delineated the battle lines while talking to reporters at his Dhanmondi residence Thursday, as the BNP chief and ex-premier Khaleda Zia had earlier asked her party guards to get ready for a post-eid push.
He said, “This time around, the movement will not be kept only confined in the street--it will rather cover a vast range between tea-stalls and parliament.”
In this context, the veteran BNP leader cited party chief Khaleda Zia’s earlier declaration about a “new brand of movement”.
“Movement does not mean torching at Nightingale and Kakrail crossing. We have changed the course,” SQC told the journalists.
He also spoke in favour of playing their role in parliament. The autumn session of parliament begins on September 20, but the main opposition party, BNP, who have long stayed away from the House, is yet to decide whether or not to return this time.
Regarding the party’s parliament boycott, he said the BNP parliamentary party has not yet taken decision on continuing to stay away.
“BNP must join parliament to protect people’s rights and to keep the constitutional trend up,” said the party leader.
About the High Court verdict canceling the 5th and 7th amendments to the constitution SQ said as the HC declared Martial Law illegal, “the justices recruited during that period are illegal too”.
BDST 1556 HRS, SEP 16, 2010