BNP on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her press conference made some ‘bad-taste’ remarks involving its chairperson Khaleda Zia.
“The head of the government replying to questions from journalists at her press conference made some bad-taste comments involving BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. We strongly protest and condemn it,” said party spokesman Asaduzzaman Ripon.
He came up with the remarks at a press briefing in the evening at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
As a journalist drew her attention that BNP chief had said she will form her next government even with those AL leaders who love the country, Sheikh Hasina at the press conference at her official residence Ganobhaban replied, “I don’t know how she found out lovers in Awami League…Then what will happen to Falu?
Reacting to the remarks, Ripon said, “The head of the government is also the chief of the country’s one of the biggest political parties. People from all strata, including the young generation, expect decent and responsible comment from her. People not only get frustrated, but also become shocked when she (Hasina) made indecent remarks about the chief of a political party and three-time Prime Minister.”
He also said people get ashamed of hearing the ‘ill-taste’ remarks from a top leader about another top leader of the country. “Such bad politics will put the future politics in crisis. No one can become great by insulting others.”
Ripon also turned down the Prime Minister’s remarks that the world leaders more interested in Bangladesh’s development than the country’s last general election, saying BNP does not agree with her observation. “BNP doesn’t believe in the Prime Minister’s comment.”
He said world leaders and development partners want Bangladesh to be governed by representatives elected with people’s votes. “They want an inclusive election to be held here and people elect the parliament members exercising their franchise without any fear.”
Ripon alleged that the ruling party men indulging in corruption, plundering public money and bank money in the name of development.