BNP for national elections first

Tasneem Khalil

Tasneem Khalil

[Dhaka Correspondent] BNP Wednesday said the prime task of the interim government is to hold national elections and hand over power to an elected government, other elections should not be in its agenda.

“The prime task of the caretaker government is to hold the national elections…The constitution says so,” BNP secretary general, Khandakar Delwar Hossain, told newsmen at his Dhaka residence. “Local government elections should not be in its immediate agenda. Putting the cart before the horse will be useless.”

Delwar differed with EC on lifting of the state of emergency in some areas before holding local government elections, “We want EC to facilitate a free and fair election after creating a political atmosphere