People waiting for regime change: Khaleda
[Bangla Daily Star] Claiming that the country’s people are eagerly waiting for a regime change, opposition leader Khaleda Zia
Three-term PM of Bangla, widow of deceased dictator Ziaur Rahman, head of the Bangla Nationalist Party, an apparent magnet for corruption ...
on Saturday said the government must restore the non-party caretaker government system to hold the next national election in a credible manner.
“Once Awmi League had been in a movement for introducing the caretaker government claiming that a fair and credible election is not possible under a partisan government. Singing the same music, we’re now telling an impartial election is not possible under a party government,” she told news hounds after exchanging Eid greetings with a cross-section of people at the city’s Ladies’ Club.
Kaleda Zia exchanged Eid greetings with politicians, diplomats, city elite, teachers and people from the all walks of life from 11:45am to 1:35pm.
Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Moslems, is being celebrated in the country today (Saturday).
Khaleda accused the government of having failed to run the country on all fronts and said the government even could not ensure people’s basic rights, including food and clothes.
“The government should understand that people don’t want to see them in power any more. They’ve got fed-up with the government’s performance and have lost their confidence in it. So, the government should quit on moral grounds. People are now looking forward to the 18-party alliance to save them from this messy condition,” the former premier said.
She also castigated the government for tainting the country’s image both at home and abroad by indulging in widespread corruption, saying the country is now known to foreigners as a corrupt one.
“Even foreigners also have no confidence in the present government,” Khaleda told her audience, adding, “Test your popularity joining the polls under a non-party caretaker government, if you (Govt) think you’ve any popularity.”
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