January 1, 2018, 7:36 pm
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said 'resorting' democracy, installing a pro-people government and forcing government to hold an acceptable national election are major challenges for their party in 2018.
He, however, said their party sill wants to hold talks with the government over the 11th parliamentary elections.
"We've long been talking about dialogue. No problem, we think, can be resolved without talks. But, the government has taken a position to hold the polls as per their so-called constitution without dialogue only to cement one-party rule. People won't accept it," the BNP leader said.
Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman's grave along with leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), marking its 39th founding anniversary.
He said the country's people think a credible and neutral election is not possible without a non-party election-time neutral government.