Gayeshwar wants BNP MPs to step down

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 19:33, Dec 09, 2019 | Updated : 19:36, Dec 09, 2019

Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a member of the BNP`s policymaking National Standing Committee. FILE PHOTOA senior BNP leader has called the party's lawmakers to resign from the parliament to wage anti-government movement.
“Though we have joined parliament for political strategy, BNP lawmakers should step down and inflame the movement by uniting people,” said Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, a member of the party's policymaking National Standing Committee.
His remarks came on Monday (Dec 9) during a discussion organized by Women and Children Rights Forum on Monday (Dec 9).
The BNP is sending a mixed message to the people as it has MPs in the House as well as demands removal of the government.
Describing the 11th Parliament as 'illegitimate of Dec 29 elections, Gayeshwar said, “First, BNP must prove that it wants to topple the government and then people will stand by the party.
“The movement will fetch no response if we don’t present our vision straightforward,” he added.
Alleging India doesn’t treat Bangladesh as a sovereign country, the BNP leader said, “Though we believe that India substantially aided Bangladesh in 1971, they treat it as an investment.”
On the bail of the party chief, Gayeshwar said, “Nowadays, Khaleda Zia's release doesn’t depend on court, because the top court judges have learnt their lesson from [former chief justice] SK Sinha’s miserable departure.”