BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul at the US Ambassador's residence BNP | US Ambassador
Collected BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (left) and US Ambassador Peter Haas

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul at the US Ambassador's residence

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 06 Jun 2023, 11:07 pm

Dhaka, July 6: BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir went to meet US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas at his residence. He went to the ambassador's residence at Gulshan in the capital on Tuesday around 1.30 pm.

When asked about this, Shairul Kabir Khan, a member of BNP's media cell, said, "I don't know anything about it yet. I can tell you after finding out."

However, according to a BNP source, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir went to Peter Haas's house alone around 1:20 PM. After the meeting, he left the house after 2 pm. Earlier, Jatiya Party Chairman Golam Mohammad Quader held a meeting with Peter Haas on Sunday. In that meeting, Peter Haas is said to want to know Zapa's plans for the next election.

It is known that the BNP leaders are seeing the 'turbidity' of politics after the announcement of the US visa policy on the election issue in Bangladesh. Although they are openly excited that the movement is supporting their demands for a caretaker government, there are internal fears that the election disruptors will fall under the visa policy.

According to BNP sources, they have welcomed the new visa policy of the United States. The party leaders feel that the decision seems to have gone in their favour. The decision came in favor of those who are protesting for free and fair elections. But because fair elections are not possible under the party government, they are agitating to demand the next national elections under the non-party government. Now it is a matter of thinking whether the United States will consider this movement as an obstacle in the way of fair elections as per the demands of the government party. There is talk of going to elections under the current government. Fear is there, then what? Turbid conditions. In this situation, who will hunt who, who will be the victim?

According to the leaders, the ruling party could open an avenue to introduce people to foreigners. As a result, by 'cheating' the foreigners, they may try to get the opposition parties elected without accepting the demands of the non-partisan government. It may be difficult to maintain the unity of the opposition parties. Besides, if the foreigners are assured, there will be no 'pressure' on the government regarding the neutral government during the election. Even before the 2018 elections, the Prime Minister had promised fair elections.