Moudud urged to create combined platform to ‘restore democracy’
BNP leader and standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Sunday urged his party to forge a combined platform with all democratic forces to make their movement for restoration of democracy a success.
News agency UNB quoted Moudud as saying “Restoration of democracy, established by Ziaur Rahman, is now the biggest challenge for us. We must restore democracy under Khaleda Zia’s leadership”.
He further said, “Under the current context of the geopolitics, it’s impossible for BNP to do this with its lone efforts. That’s why we must form a new and united platform with all democratic forces, individuals, civil society members, professionals, intellectuals, students, workers and youths to make our movement a success.”
Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, came up with the remarks while addressing a discussion in presence of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, UNB reports.
BNP arranged the programme at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, marking the 35th death anniversary of its founder late President Ziaur Rahman.
Khaleda was present at the programme as the chief guest, but she did not spoke at the event. She heard the speeches of her party leaders sitting with the audience.
Mentioning that militancy is becoming a major problem for Bangladesh, Moudud suggested the government to restore democracy by holding a free and fair election and take united efforts with all parties to get rid of it. “BNP hates militancy and extremism. We’ll help you if you take any step to root out militancy.”
He questioned why the government is not arresting the perpetrators of recent secret killings of bloggers, imams, priests, and other innocent people.