Awami League President Sheikh Hasina said on friday that her party would topple the present government through a mass movement in the shortest possible time to free people from repressive rule and pave the way for snap polls. Apparently admitting failure of the AL's April 30 deadline to unseat the BNP-Jamaat-led coalition government, she said, "You may say the deadline has failed, but the movement has not."
Addressing a crowded press conference at the AL central office, Hasina said the deadline her party gave was a warning to the government and it has achieved primary success. "People have voiced no-confidence in the government by responding to the call for dislodging it by the deadline."
On the other hand,the Secreatary General of the ruling party BNP said that they were successful in foiling the "conspiracy"of the opposition. He asked Awami League leaders Sheikh Hasina and Abdul Jalil to apologise to the nation and AL activists for misleading them with the April 30 deadline for toppling the government. The deadline disrupted people's lives, discouraged foreign investment, sent down points in stock exchanges, Bhuiyan told a press briefing in Dhaka on friday.