Hasan trashes BNP’s demand for snap polls

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:55, May 28, 2019 | Updated : 17:58, May 28, 2019

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud speaks at a photo exhibition in Dhaka on Friday (Apr 19). PHOTO/Sazzad HossainRuling out the BNP’s demand for a midterm election, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said the next general polls would be held in due time as per the constitution.
“There is no reason for midterm polls ... The general election will be held after four and a half years later as per the constitution,” he told a roundtable discussion on Tuesday (May 28) in Dhaka.
Hasan said BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia is now in jail being convicted in a draft case. If she didn’t do corruption or take the money of the orphans, Begum Zia would not have gone to jail, he added.
The minister urged the BNP leaders to avoid their corrupt leaders and shun ill politics. “We want constructive criticisms. Please make useful criticisms,” he said.