BNP on Saturday alleged that the 11th parliament lacks legitimacy as its MPs were not elected with people’s votes.
“The current parliament doesn’t have the moral legitimacy to go into session since they (MPs) are not elected,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Speaking at a seminar on women repression, the BNP leader also alleged that the current parliament will not discuss the issue of repression against women as people belonging to ruling party are indulging in such acts.
“Awami League pushed the country towards destruction with its efforts to cling to power by any means. They consciously used all the state institutions to return to power through the election, destroying the democratic characteristics of the country. Nothing can be more dangerous than this,” Fakhrul added.
A newly-launched women body, ‘Awaj’, arranged the seminar titled ‘Violence and Women: Present Perspective’ at the Jatiya Press Club. Dr Shahida Rafique, a professor of Dhaka University, presented the keynote paper at the programme.