Bangladesh Army Chief Lt General Moyeen U Ahmed has made it absolutely clear that army does not have any intentions to participate in the politics of the country. The army is only helping the present caretaker government for national needs. He added that once this need is over the army will return to the barracks.
On Thursday while attending a party on the occasion of the 81st Birthday of Queen Elizabeth , the Second , the army chief spoke to this correspondent and to the Editor of Jugantor.
When asked whether the army is going to take over the administration of the country, he says this question does not arise. But people are aware of the conditions they had to go through before January 11, 2007. Despite all pressures the army did not take over the administration of the country. He made it explicitly clear that as they were not going to participate in election, there is no need for the army to form a new political party. He, however, emphasized on possible reformations within the political parties.