– BNP on Tuesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other issues, including the recent city polls and the student movement seeking safe roads.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and the party’s some standing committee members apprised the diplomats of the party’s observations on the issues at a closed-door meeting at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.
The party, however, did not brief reporters about the meeting.
Talking to UNB, a party standing committee member, wishing anonymity, said they talked about the recent city polls, upcoming national election, and their chairperson’s health condition, student movement and the future of Bangladesh’s democracy.
He said their party told the diplomats about how ‘armed ruling party’ men attacked unarmed students, and provided them with some documents and paper cuttings in this regard.
He said their party leaders also briefed diplomats about how the government is obstructing the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and depriving of her proper treatment in jail.
The BNP leader also said they provided the diplomats with documents on how the ruling party rigged votes in the recent city polls. “We also told them the city polls have demonstrated again that the next general election is in no way possible to hold in a credible manner under the current government and the Election Commission.”
BNP standing committee members Moudud Ahmed, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan were, among others, present.
Diplomats from 16 countries, including the USA, France, Kuwait, Spain and the EU, attended the nearly one and a half hours meeting that began around 4:00pm.unb