AL to boycott fair election: Gayeshwar
BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Sunday said Awami League will boycott the next general election if there is a minimum scope of credible balloting.

Speaking at a discussion, he also said Jamaat emerged in Bangladesh politics during HM Ershad's rule, not during BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's one.

"We shouldn't waste our time debating whether we should go to polls or not. We'll join the polls removing all the barriers to it. But I want to say it well ahead that Awami League will boycott the next election if a minimum chance is created for holding it in a free and fair manner," the BNP leader said.

Sammilita Chhatra Forum arranged the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding the release of Dhaka south city unit Jubo Dal president Rafiqul Alam Mojnu and joint general secretary Sayeed Hasan Mintoo from jail.

Gayeshwar, a BNP standing committee member, said Awami League will not join a fair election as the party knows that it will face a sure debacle.