The BNP secretary general, Khandaker Delwar Hossain, on Friday asked the Election Commission to hold the parliamentary polls in time and warned the chief election commissioner ‘will have to take the responsibility if anything else happens’.
He added that the Chief Election Commissioner had triggered a hotchpotch by not inviting the mainstream BNP in dialogues for electoral reforms. He said that the CEC would have to take the responsibility if elections are delayed or cancelled.
Delwar was speaking during his first interaction with reporters after returning home ending a month’s trip to Singapore and the United States for treatment.
Delwar came down hard on the government for failure to check the skyrocketing prices of food and other essentials which had triggered a ‘silent famine’.