Khaleda should take part next polls: Tofail
BHOLA, Dec 26, 2017 (BSS) – Awami League advisory Council member and
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia
should take part in the next general election.
“Khaleda Zia will cause more damage to herself and her party if she tries
to stage demonstration. She should join the next polls,” he said this after
attending an extension meeting of Bhola district Awami League here.
The commerce minister said Begum Khaleda Zia failed in her cause in spite
of carrying out arson attacks that killed innocent children, hurled petrol
bombs on vehicles, houses and killed policemen in the name of demonstration
She burned down 500 schools in 2014 and killed four presiding officers in
her bid to foil the general elections, he said.
Tofail Ahmed said Khaleda Zia killed people by torching and hurling petrol
bombs during 93 days anti-government movement in 2015.
He added, “She (Khaleda) committed that she will not return home without
ousting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, but Sheikh Hasina is rightly running
the country, while Khaleda Zia got defeated and surrendered herself before
the court and returned home.”
The next general elections would be held as par constitutional procedure,
he said, adding elections in every democracy across the world are held under
ruling party. The election commission would conduct the next polls under the
present government, Tofail added.
Among others, local lawmaker Ali Azam Mukul, district Awami league
secretary and chairman of zila parisad Abdul Momin Tulu, pourasava mayor M
Moniruzzaman and others were present.
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