BNP-led alliance demands arrest of Latif Siddique

New Age Online

Bangladesh Nationalist Party–led alliance on Wednesday demanded immediate expulsion of telecommunications minister Abdul Latif Siddique from cabinet and parliament and his arrest and exemplary punishment for making derogatory comments about Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) and hajj.
The alliance threatened to launch tough movement if the actions are not taken against the minister.
The BNP acting secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, flanked by secretary general level leaders of 20-party alliance at a news briefing at the central office pressed the demand.
The briefing was organised after the meeting of top alliance leaders with BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.
The alliance decided to carry out countrywide mass contact to press the government to hold a fair and inclusive general election immediately and to hand over the power to an election-time non-party neutral government.
Fakhrul alleged that different quarters of the government has propagated the removal of Latif Siddique though the rumour has no base.
Quoting different newspaper Fakhrul said that the cabinet secretary stated that he does not know anything about it and he had no talk with the prime minister to this end and Latif Siddique has stated that he has not stepped side to one- inch from his comment.
Replying to a question, the BNP acting secretary general said the government has been creating smoke-net to mislead people as it did in the past to escape from people’s fury over the sensitive issues.

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