It’s crime against the state: Fakhrul

Staff Correspondent
9 September 2020, Wed
Published: 10:28

It’s crime against the state: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that the ruling Awami government is also deceiving people by changing the questions submitted by the MPs. It’s unthinkable. When the Speaker and the Parliament Secretariat indulge in such a crime and deception, it's tantamount to violation of the constitution. It’s a crime against the state. It also means bluffing people.

Accusing the Parliament Secretariat of violating the constitution by distorting the questions of its MPs, BNP on Wednesday said the current parliament has turned into a "rubber-stamp one".

Mirza Fakhrul Islam said this while speaking at a press conference in the presence of the party MPs at its chairperson’s Gulshan office.

Awami League is now controlling parliament in the same manner they did it from 1972 to 1975. (BNP) MPs are not being allowed to exercise their minimum rights there, he added.

He said their party MPs joined parliament amid various adversities not to give it the validity, but to uphold democracy and 'restore' democracy by using the scope for raising voice there. “But it can’t be accepted in any way that they won't be able to exercise their minimum rights.”

Referring to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s remark that a strong opposition in parliament is necessary for democracy, he said the ruling party leader ‘mocked’ people with such a comment. “Take a step for establishing a parliament of people through holding a fair election under a neutral government and election commission.”

BNP MP Harunur Rashid said the questions they have been submitting for the question-answer session in parliament are being altered and distorted.