He made the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave together with the members of the newly formed committee members of Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal.

Fakhrul said the prime minister could not yet reach out to the main stakeholders by visiting the countries like China and India with an aim to have a salutation to the Rohingya problem.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina went to the USA last week to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Fakhrul alleged that the prime minister made “indecent remarks” about BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia while refuting various reports published in the media about her visit. “We strongly condemn and protest it.”

He alleged that Sheikh Hasina in her address to the UNGA resorted to lies about the country’s situation. “This is her only achievement (from her visit).”

The BNP leader said there is no democracy in the country while a fascist governing system has been established here by snatching people’s rights, destroying the election commission and politicising the state institutions.

“But the prime minister didn’t mention in her speech how she’ll overcome this situation, restore democratic governing system, democratise the electoral system and remove people’s sufferings,” he observed.

Fakhrul hoped that good sense will prevail upon the government to give democracy an institutional shape and restore people’s right to vote and their freedom of expression.

He urged the government to take steps for holding the next election under a neutral election-time administration to establish a truly representative government and parliament.

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