Dhaka – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has trashed opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s demand for an election-time administration saying it was an attempt to foil the election.
“It is nothing but a conspiracy to foil the election and undermine the democratic process,” the minister said while responding to questions at Meet the Reporters programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Sunday.
The minister said the BNP has always been looking for ways to create chaos.
Led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which boycotted the 2014 general election has been mulling for a proposal to float in the political arena seeking a non-partisan administration exclusively to oversee credible holding of an election.
Senior BNP leaders have come up with the ideas recently.
But the Information Minister senses rat in the BNP’s proposal. He says Khaleda Zia and BNP are looking for a scope to bargain with the government to escape lawsuits.
The government won’t let BNP to materialise its threats of boycotting elections and taking democracy hostage, the minister said.
Responding to a question the minister said the much awaited Broadcast Bill will be placed in parliament in the next parliamentary session. He also assured that the trial of journalist couple Sagar Sarwar and Meherun Runi will take place on time.