Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta said BNP finds itself in a crisis over its existence because of its ‘political mistakes’, while he was addressing a discussion on Saturday.
“The Islami Oikyo Jote left; many more are on the verge of leaving. I doubt that BNP will survive in the end if things go on like this,” he said.
Saying about a comment of BNP senior leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Suranjit said, “A tactful statement mentioning some mistakes will not do. It needs to be spelled out clearly as to what the mistakes were. And who will pay for such mistakes?” He advised the BNP to come clean. “There’s no loss but only benefit to be had in admitting all mistakes and promising not to repeat them.”
Suranjit said the BNP needed to shun the Jamaat-e-Islami and politics of violence. “Clean politics can only exist if one believes in the spirit of the Liberation War.” The veteran Awami League leader advised the government to ‘satisfy’ all stakeholders over the new pay scale.
“Some senior ministers create complications with their confusing comments. Minding one’s own business is not enough. This is not a bureaucratic state but a people’s republic.” A member of the Advisory Council of the Awami League, Suranjit noted that the BNP’s current state was an outcome of its ‘political mistakes’.
Earlier, on Thursday, however, IOJ Chairman Abdul Latif Nezami announced that it had quit the coalition. But a faction of the IOJ was quick to say it was still with the alliance, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun