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Talks with BNP must for ‘PM’s graceful exit’, says Moudud

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Talks with BNP must for ‘PM’s graceful exit’, says Moudud

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Monday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina must enter into a negotiation with their party over the next polls if she wants to have a ‘graceful exit’ from power.

 

“Two paths -- one with honour and the other with dishonour -- remain open for the Prime Minister to quit power. She has to choose one path,” he said.

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Supportive govt through movement: Fakhrul

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today spoke of materialising a non-party supportive government for the next elections through a tough movement.

 

“The upcoming general election must have to be held under a supportive government,” he said after placing wreath the grave of Maolana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani this noon.

 

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BNP chalks out 2-day prog to mark Maulana Bhasani’s death anniv

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BNP chalks out 2-day prog to mark Maulana Bhasani’s death anniv

BNP has taken a two-day programme to mark the death anniversary of leader of the masses Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani with due respect.

 

A committee, formed by the party, on observing Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s death anniversary worked out the programmes, said a press release on Wednesday.

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Khaleda seeks army during polls with magistracy power

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Khaleda seeks army during polls with magistracy power

Reiterating that no credible election can be held under current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday demanded the deployment of army with magistracy power for holding the next national election in a free and fair manner.

 

The BNP chief also strongly opposed the use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the polls.

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CJ 'forced' to resign: Moudud

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BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed

BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed today blamed the government for “forcing Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to resign from his post”.

 

“The entire nation has plunged into a severe setback due to the resignation of Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha,” Moudud said while addressing a function at Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka this afternoon.

 

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23 conditions for BNP to hold rally

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23 conditions for BNP to hold rally

BNP on Saturday said it got a conditional permission from the authorities concerned to hold its public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan here on Sunday.

 

Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said they were allowed to stage the rally on 23 conditions.

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AL nominates Sharfuddin to contest RCC election

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Awami League on Saturday nominated Sharfuddin Ahmed as its candidate to contest the upcoming Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) election to be held on December 21 next.

 

The nomination was given at a meeting of AL Local Government Nomination Board held in the evening with AL chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.

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BNP expects govt’s cooperation for Suhrawardy Udyan rally

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BNP leader Mirza Abbas said his party expects cooperation and political attitude from the government in holding their rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday in a peaceful manner.

“We expect cooperation from the government in holding our rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan. We want them to help us refraining from any provocative act. We hope they’ll show a political attitude towards us,” he said.

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Malaysia wants inclusive polls in Bangladesh: BNP

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BNP said the visiting Malaysian parliamentary delegation told a meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday that their country wants to see a peaceful transfer of power in Bangladesh through an inclusive and acceptable election.

 

"We'd very lively discussions in a cordial atmosphere. They (Malaysian team) told us that their country wants an inclusive and credible election to be held in Bangladesh. They repeatedly said they're waiting to see a peaceful transfer of power through a fair election," said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

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Malaysian delegation to meet Khaleda

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Attack on khaleda motorcade

The visiting Malaysian parliamentary delegation will call on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Gulshan office this afternoon.

 

The meeting has been scheduled for 4:30pm, Shamsuddin Dider, an official of the BNP chief’s press wing, confirmed The Daily Star of the appointment.

 

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Khaleda leaves Dhaka for Cox’s Bazar Saturday

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to Chittagong on Saturday as she embarks on a four-day tour of Cox's Bazar to visit the Rohingyas who have taken shelter there in the face of persecution in their own country, Myanmar.

 

The BNP chairperson is scheduled to start her journey from her Gulshan residence at 10am, and will have a break for lunch at Feni Circuit House.

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Trial proceedings of Fakhrul in vandalism case stayed

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The High Court today stayed trial proceedings of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for vandalism in 2015.

 

The court also issued a rule asking the government to explain to why the proceedings of the case against Mirza Fakhrul should not be scrapped.

 

The stay order will continue until disposal of the rule, according to the HC order.

 

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No plan to arrest Khaleda, says Quader

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No plan to arrest Khaleda, says Quader  

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the government has no plan to arrest BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after her return home from London.

 

“The government didn’t think of arresting Khaleda Zia following the issuance of arrest warrants. The law enforcers and the court will deal with the issue,” he said.

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BNP places 20-point proposal to EC to hold fair polls

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BNP places 20-point proposal to EC to hold fair polls

BNP on Sunday placed its 20-point proposal, including holding the next polls under a supportive government, deployment of army with magistracy power, and dissolving the current parliament before the election, in a dialogue with the Election Commission (EC).

 

During the nearly three-hour dialogue with the Commission, the party also proposed withdrawing all the ‘false’ cases filed against its leaders and activists, including party chief Khaleda Zia, before the election, the release of arrested party leaders and activists and stopping killing, enforced disappearance and repressive acts.

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CJ being sent abroad 'by force': BNP

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CJ being sent abroad 'by force': BNP

BNP on Friday alleged that the government is sending Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha abroad by 'force' to establish its full control over the judiciary.

 

Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam made the allegation while talking to reporters after visiting ailing BNP standing committee member Tariqul Islam.

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BNP briefs diplomats about CJ's leave

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The BNP yesterday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country's latest situation and some other issues relating to the Supreme Court's verdict on the 16th amendment and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar's one-month leave.

 

BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed apprised the diplomats of the party's observations on the issues at a closed-door meeting at a city hotel.

 

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BNP observes ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’

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BNP observes ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’

BNP on Tuesday observed the ‘Shaheed Jihad Day’ with various programmes, marking the 27th anniversary of the martyrdom of Nazir Uddin Ahmed Jihad.

 

Leaders and activists of BNP, led by its standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan, placed wreaths at Jihad Memorial Mausoleum at Dainik Bangla crossing in the morning.

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