Dhaka – The ruling Awami League party has trashed opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s demand for resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ahead of the next general election due by December this year.
Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the Awami League, ruled out such possibilities on Saturday saying that there was no instance in democratic countries that the prime minister resigns during the election.
“There is no question of the resignation,” Quader told reporters in Narayanganj.
The BNP, which boycotted the last general election in 2014 over its demand for a non-party caretaker administration to oversee the election, has been pressing the government to have an interim government to conduct the election.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the secretary general of the BNP, asked the prime minister recently to resign and dissolve parliament before holding of the election.
The AL leader said that the government would assist the election commission to conduct a free and fair election as per the constitution. The concerned ministries will act under the guidelines of the election commission.
He called the BNP to join the election as it will be held on due course of time.