BNP lawmakers may not join the maiden
parliament session on Jan. 25 since the day coincides with the introduction of
one-party rule in 1975, Khandaker Delwar Hossain has said.
"BKSAL was established in the country by killing multi-party democracy on Jan. 25, 1975. This day has been etched into the memory of the people as a 'black day'.
"It is not clear why that day has been set for the first session of the parliament," The BNP secretary general told reporters at the BNP office at Naya Paltan on Tuesday.
Delwar had gone there in the morning to attend a meeting of the executive committee and front organizations, which discussed the weeklong celebration of the 73rd birth anniversary of BNP's founder Ziaur Rahman starting Jan. 19.
As there was a democratic government in power at present, BNP had decided to observe Zia's birth anniversary this year in an elaborated manner in the capital and elsewhere in the country, he said.