Politics

BNP calls ‘urgent’ press conference

  

Pns: BNP has called for an urgent press conference following the prime minister’s remarks on the chief justices response to criticism over the 16th constitutional amendment verdict. The press conference call is scheduled for 7:30pm on Tuesday at the party chairperson's Gulshan office.“The media call is over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks made on Aug 21 on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha,” said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi.PNS/Tamanna Khan

Moudud appreciates govt move to file writ against SC verdict

  

Pns:BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed said the government is finally coming to the right path with its decision to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict that revoked the 16th constitutional amendment. “I’ve seen newspaper reports that the government is going file a review petition challenging the verdict. I think, the government has come to the right path after so many days,” he said.Speaking at a discussion, the BNP leader further said, “The government will be...

CEC working to bring AL back to power, alleges BNP

  

Pns: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Sunday alleged that Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) KM Nurul Huda's recent statements demonstrate that he has taken a secret oath to the Prime Minister to help Awami League return to power."The Chief Election Commissioner is believer in Awami League's ideal. His remarks give an impression that he has taken an oath secretly to the Prime Minister to put Awami League in power," he said.Rizvi came up with the allegation while...

Smooth Eid journeys unlikely this time: Quader

  

Pns: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said it will be difficult this time to ensure smooth journeys for homebound people during Eid-ul-Azha as devastating floods and heavy rainfall battered many roads. "Many roads and bridges damaged by the floods are yet to be reconstructed," he said after a meeting with his ministry's top officials at the Secretariat.Citing his recent visit to Dinajpur to see the flood situation, the minister said he found the...

BNP accepted Zia's illegal power capture: Quader

  

Pns: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP's silence on the court verdict over the 16th constitutional amendment has proved that the party has accepted its founder Ziaur Rahman illegally captured state power. "The Supreme Court verdict mentioned that Ziaur Rahman had illegally usurped the state power. But, BNP did not make any comment about the (court) judgement. So, it seems the party has accepted the matter of Zia's...

Moudud criticises Quader's meeting with CJ

  

Pns: Criticising Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for meeting the Chief Justice after the 16th amendment verdict, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed said it is an 'onslaught' on the independence of the judiciary. Speaking at a discussion, he also said Law Commission Chairman ABM Khairul Haque should not only apologise to the nation, but also to resign from the Commission for violating his service rule by holding a press conference to criticise the Supreme Court...

JaPa now a ‘big factor’: Ershad

  

Pns: Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Thursday said his party has now become a big factor in national politics as no party will be able to go to power without its cooperation. "Once there had been efforts to eliminate Jatiya Party, but it ultimately turned into abortive one. Now Jatiya Party is not what it was in the past. It's now a big factor in politics. Neither there'll be any election without us no one will be able to go to power without us," he said.He came up with the...

PM, AG meetings with Hamid ‘unprecedented’: BNP

  

Pns: Voicing deep concern over the meetings of the Prime Minister, the Law Minister and the Attorney General with President Abdul Hamid on the Supreme Court's 16th amendment verdict, BNP on Thursday described it as an 'unprecedented incident'. Speaking at a discussion meeting, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also accused the government of indulging in anti-state activities by taking an open stance against the judiciary and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha."The...

EC not to bow down to anyone: CEC

  

Pns: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said the Election Commission will neither bow down nor mediate any election-related issue among political parties. "It's not the Election Commission's (EC's) duty to mediate among political parties. We don't need to go to anyone as the EC is an independent body," KM Nurul Huda told a dialogue with electronic media persons and senior journalists at Nirbachon Bhaban conference room on Thursday."Neither we bow down to any...

Why criticism about PM’s meeting with President: Quader

  

Pns: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President Abdul Hamid to convey the party’s position on the observations made in the Supreme Court verdict over the 16th amendment annulment and it cannot an issue of criticism. “To perform her duty as the party chief, Sheikh Hasina met the President. It can’t be a matter of any criticism,” said Quader.The AL leader was speaking at a milad mahfil organised by Bangladesh...

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