August 8, 2017, 9:33 pm
Voicing deep concern over the cabinet members' 'negative' comments against the Supreme Court's verdict that annulled the 16th constitutional amendment, BNP on Tuesday warned that people will not support any move against the judiciary.
"Some unguarded comments were made in the cabinet meeting about the Supreme Court verdict which is a matter of deep concern. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court is our last resort to get justice. The entire nation accepts when any verdict or observation is given from there," said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
He further said, "Now they (AL men) are saying they'll create public opinion against the verdict. Are you going to drum up public opinion against the verdict which has reflected the views of the country's 16 crore people? You won't get people's support to it. In fact, you're making such remarks as people are not with you."
The BNP leader came up with the comment while inaugurating their party's member collection drive programme arranged by Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum at Supreme Court Bar auditorium.
Describing the SC verdict against the 16th amendment as historic one, he said the government has no moral right to stay in power following the juddgement. "This verdict has depicted Bangladesh's real scenario and its politics."
He alleged that government has been in power in such an election where the country' 95 percent people, even the Prime Minister, did not go to polling station to cast their votes.
Fakhrul came down hard on Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for his remarks that BNP is trying to return to power depending on court and foreigners, saying his remarks are applicable for his own party.