AL does not have the guts for snap polls : Moudud

AL does not have the guts for snap polls : Moudud

Dhaka, Dec 2 (Just News) : BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed has claimed that the ruling Awami League party does not have the courage to go to hold snap polls.

`After the January 5 polls, Awami League said it would soon arrange an election after holding dialogues with all political parties. But Awami League did not keep its word,' he said.

The former BNP law minister made the comment while addressing a discussion on `Victory Day and what to do to regain democracy,' organised by the National People’s Party at National Press Club, Dhaka, on Saturday afternoon.

`No election, whether a snap one or the one supposed to be held after the tenure of the government ends, will be organised in Bangladesh unless the parliament is dissolved,' he added.

In the case of snap polls, the House has to be dissolved as per the Section 123 of the constitution, he claimed, saying that BNP will take part in the next parliamentary polls if they are held freely, fairly and neutrally.

Speaking on the Rohingya issue, Moudud said: “It is reported that 19 agreements over the repatriation of Rohingya refugees have been inked. But these will never be implemented.”

`Bangladesh has been trapped through the deals. We still want all the Rohingya people sent back to Myanmar.'