We’ll not bring army into controversy, says BNP

The opposition BNP yesterday said that they do not want to involve the army in any controversy.
In a statement from an undisclosed location, BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed alleged that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina tarnished the image of a state institution like army by accusing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia of betting on Uttarpara (army zone) for taking over power.The BNP leader’ comment came after a day the prime minister at a function on Sunday spoke about advising Khaleda Zia not to wait for someone from Uttarpara to bring her to power.
He said the BNP is the “largest constitutional political party” that believes in democracy and it never recognises any undemocratic means. On the other hand he claimed that undemocratic force emerged due to autocratic, dictatorial and anarchic mentality of the ruling Awami League.
The BNP spokesperson also alleged that the AL had repeatedly welcomed the undemocratic force like in 1982, 1986 and gave recognition to Moeen-u-Ahmed-Fakhruddin Ahmed government.
He said no constitution is unchangeable and bringing about changes to the current constitution is the demand of the time. In this regard he mentioned the people proved in 1969, 1971 and 1990 that constitution can be changed. “Constitution is not the last word. The constitution is for the people and not people are for the constitution,” he said.
The BNP leader also claimed that mass people’s power have emerged in the country against the backdrop of state-run white terror and mass killing.
He reiterated that the BNP would continue its movement until the democracy and rights of franchise are restored. – Staff Reporter