|BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed speaking at a discussion at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday morning.|
Dhaka: Awami League's observance of January 5 as the 'Victory Day for Democracy' is nothing but extremely funny, said BNP standing committee member Barrister Moudud Ahmed.
"Awami League will never be able to erase the disgrace of January 5 election from the history of Bangladesh," he said while speaking at a discussion in the capital on Friday.
The discussion on "January 5 election: Disgrace of History" was organised at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday morning.
Barrister Moudud Ahmed observed that the Awami League held a 'farcical' election on January 5, 2014 by destroying the democracy. "They (Awami League) killed the democracy on that day by taking away the voting rights of common people."
The BNP standing committee member said: "Whatever we say, we know it very well that all the democratic institutions in Bangladesh have been spoiled and destroyed. This government (led by Sheikh Hasina) has finished all the democratic institutions in the country."
Moudud said their party has sought to hold a public meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan on January 7. "But, we are yet to receive permission from the police administration in this regard."
The BNP leader also sought a clarification from the government asking why their party was not being given permission to hold a public meeting at Suhrawardy Udyan on January 7.
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