The new visa policy of the United States echoes the demand of the people of Bangladesh for free elections: Mirza Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has reiterated the demand for the resignation of the government saying that the new visa policy of the United States is an echo of the long-standing demand of the people of Bangladesh for free and fair elections.

In a statement on Friday, the BNP Secretary General made this demand and said, ‘To ensure all the processes of organizing the upcoming National Assembly elections in a free, fair, participatory and acceptable manner and at the same time rigging votes, intimidation of voters, violently suppressing the exercise of the freedom and right of peaceful assembly of the people. The stance taken by the US government against any policy is a clear echo of the long-standing demand of the people of Bangladesh for free and fair elections.

It is said in the statement, BNP thinks that the demands made by the democracy-loving people of Bangladesh including BNP for a long time have been clearly reflected in the changed US visa policy.

Calling upon the government, Mirza Fakhrul said, ‘We demand once again that this unelected fascist government, realizing its rejected status at home and abroad, should resign immediately and declare the void of the National Parliament without voters. It is the demand and expectation of the countrymen and international circles to arrange a free and fair election by establishing a non-partisan and neutral government during the election period. This is the only way to get rid of the ongoing political, economic, social and national crisis.

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is being treated in isolation at Square Hospital since May 23 due to coronavirus. After the announcement of the new visa policy of the United States, this statement was sent to the media under the signature of Taiful Islam Tipu, deputy secretary of the party on behalf of the BNP secretary general.

In the statement, BNP Secretary General said, ‘BNP believes that free and fair elections will not be possible under the current fascist government. That is possible only under a non-partisan and impartial electoral caretaker government. And that is why BNP is carrying out a systematic and peaceful political program with all the democratic parties and forces of the country with the aim of obtaining a non-partisan and impartial caretaker government during the elections.

Mirza Fakhrul also said, ‘We are very keen to note that the US visa policy does not only cover the law enforcement forces including the police, specifically the judiciary, administration, security related government personnel, former and current government officials and political leaders who are directly or indirectly involved in elections. will try to disrupt the system, they and their families are covered.’

(Dhakatimes/26 May/JB/FA)

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