Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s announcement to abolish quota system in the public service is contradictory to the country’s constitution, BNP said.
“The prime minister disappointed the entire nation by announcing to abolish the quota system,” BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed said while addressing a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka.
Rizvi said the prime minister in her announcement has expressed her anger, annoyance and threat.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in the parliament yesterday, made an announcement to abolish the quota system in the face of persistent large-scale of protests waged by university students and job-seekers across the country against the government’s reservation of quota in public services.
“The prime minister’s order will be rejected if anyone files a writ petition against it as it’s clearly stated in our constitution about reservation of quotas for the families of freedom fighters and disadvantaged people in public jobs,” Rizvi said.
“This just shows the government didn’t take the students’ demands sincerely,” the BNP leader said.