Reported on: April 08, 2012 23:49 PM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Apr 8 (UNB) - Opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Sunday asked her party followers to get ready to join a one-point oust government movement if the government refuses to concede to her demand for the restoration of non-party caretaker government.
Addressing the BNP national executive committee meeting at the Dipolma Engineers Institution, Bangladesh at Kakrail in the city, she said the government has been given until June 10 to restore the provision of the non-party caretaker government to oversee the next general election by amending the constitution in parliament.
“If the government doesn't accept the demand, a grand rally in Dhaka will be held on June 11 from where the next course of action will be announced to force the government to accept the demand,” the BNP chairperson said amid applause.
She warned that if necessary, a one-point movement might be launched to force the government to quit.
Referring to the crises prevailing in different sectors of national life, Khaleda said: “We'll have to protect the country and the people…responsibilities have been reposed on BNP to protect the country’s independence and sovereignty, and the people’s democratic right to food and franchise.”
“There's no alternative to movement,” she said, adding that BNP will have to mobilise people to realise their demands and save the nation.
The opposition leader said big and small political parties have started rallying round the BNP while the government is “gradually becoming friendless.”
She said that if necessary, the BNP-led alliance will have to be expanded to accommodate the friends of BNP into its fold.
Khaleda said that if BNP is voted to power with the people’s mandate, the 15th amendment to the constitution will be repealed by the parliament to fulfill the people’s aspiration.