Bikalpadhara Bangladesh president A Q M Badruddoza Chowdhury has urged the ruling party and the opposition to stay close to the people.
“We’re concerned about the government and the opposition. We’re with the people’s demand,” he said at an Iftar party organised by his party at a city hotel on Tuesday.
Opposition BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and government allies Workers Party president Rashed Khan Menon and Jatiya Somajtandrik Dal president Hasanul Haque Inu were present at the party.
Earlier, in his welcome speech, party joint secretary-general and Badruddoza’s son Mahi B Chowdhury said: “We show our respect to the memories of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, proclaimer of independence martyr Ziaur Rahman, commander-in-chief in the Liberation War M A G Osmani and the brave freedom fighters.”
Badruddoza said: “Allies of the grand-alliance government have come to the Iftar party. We request the government through them to look at people’s problems. Work for the people in the rest of your tenure.”
“It’s our request to the opposition to stay close to the people of the country. We’re staying close to people,” he said.
“We should understand what the people want. People want electricity and employment. These crises should be overcome,” added Badruddoza, a former president during BNP’s tenure.
He joined a BNP-organised Iftar party on Aug 4.
Badruddoza formed Bikalpadhara Bangladesh after his removal from BNP in June 2002.