Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Friday said his party doesn't believe in dismantling any political party rather it believes in people's power.
Mohammad Nasim said this while speaking as the chief guest at a function marking the first founding anniversary of Bangladesh National Alliance (BNA) at the auditorium of the Supreme Court Bar Association in Dhaka.
Calling upon BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to take preparations for the next national polls, Mohammad Nasim said, "Reorganise your party and take preparations for the next polls to the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament), which will be held in 2019 under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In the democratic political system, there's no alternative to polls"he added.
The senior AL leader further said, "There's can't be any understanding with BNP-Jamaat combine. They didn't turn up when we invited them for talks. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited, over telephone, Begum Zia to Ganobhaban for talks over a cup of tea, but she (Begum Zia) didn't turn up. There's no utility in proposing for talks now."
Pointing at the BNA leaders, Mohammad Nasim said, "You have severed relations with the BNP-led 20-party combine as you don't pursue the politics of killing and torching of properties. There might be difference of opinion among many men but all should abide by the spirit of the war of liberation and the leadership of Bangabandhu and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. We all are against the politics of arson."
He called upon the BNA leadership to strengthen further the alliance.
Co-chairman of BNA Nazim Uddin Al Azad presided over the function, which was also addressed, among others, by Bangladesh Labour Party President Sekandar Ali, Bangladesh National Congress President Sheikh Shahiduzzaman, Republican Party President Bazlur Rahman Amini and Bangladesh Awami Party President Amanullah Shikdar, according to BSS. - Idrak