BNP alleges Hasina’s government not sincere in forming unity against militancy

, 4:53 PM IST

Dhaka : Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Secretary General, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today accused the Awami League government of not being sincere in forging national unity to tackle militancy in the country.

Alamgir said that that Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia has called for national unity.

“Our chairperson [Khaleda Zia] has already called for a national unity to rid Bangladesh from present crisis,” the Daily Star quoted him as saying after paying homage to the victims of Dhaka attack.

“But the government doesn’t want it that’s why it is imposing various pre-condition to BNP for the unity,” he added.

Khaleda on Saturday called upon the government to forge national unity among all political parties to tackle the militant issue.

But Hasina’s Awami League leaders on the same day ruled out Khaleda’s appeal saying the party will have to sever its relation with anti-liberation war element Jamaat before the unity.

Fakhrul alleged that the ruling party is imposing conditions as it is not in the interest to forge national unity to tackle militancy.(ANI)