BNP should join poll without convicts: Inu


NILPHAMARI, 21 Feb, 2018 (BSS) – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said today that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was engaged in a battle against militancy and corruption.

“There will be no relief for corrupt elements nor will there be any leniency for war criminals, “he said.

The minister was speaking at a meeting, organized by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASHOD), at Jaldhaka upazilla town’s zero point.

Inu said the punishment of Khaleda Zia has started a new era. Henceforth, no corrupt persons will be spared, he added.

“The BNP-Jamaat Alliance had forced a war on the state. Now they were in retreat. But they did not surrender,” he added.

He said Khaleda Zia’s conviction and election facilitating government – all these were settled issues and there was no scope for further discussions on the issue.

The information minister said that Khaleda was convicted, not BNP, so there was no bar to the party’s participation in the poll.

He called upon BNP to forget about Khaleda’s release or the issue of facilitating government and join the election.

“You’ve wasted four years talking about this election facilitating government but could not come up with a specific framework, don’t waste any more time,” he said.