CPB, BSD urge for national dialogue to resolve crisis
27 February 2015, Nirapad News: Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) urged for a national dialogue among all the pro-liberation political parties to resolve the current crisis.
Addressing a mass rally, jointly organised by the two left parties at Suhrawardy Udyan, the leaders also stressed the need for forging a unity among the pro-liberation and left political parties, a news agency report said.
Speaking on the occasion, CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim said the country’s people will not find any peace if the parties, who are enjoying state power over the 44 years since the independence, stay in power.
“That’s why the pro-liberation and left parties need to forge a left-alternative force,” he said.
The CPB chief also noted that they do not want to see that Jamaat-Shibir becomes part of the state power, urging BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to part ways with the Jamaat-Shibir.
“At the same time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina needs to understand that she can’t contain fire by pouring more fire,” he added. Pointing to the ruling Awami League, he posed a question, “If there’s no problem in holding discussion with Hefajat-e-Islam, then where’s the problem in sitting with Khaleda Zia?”
About the hard-line stance taken by the law enforcement agencies to curb the ongoing violence, the CPB president observed that the law enforcers should engage their efforts to arrest those who are directly involved in subversive activities instead of arresting ones accused of solicitation.
From the mass rally, CPB and BSD announced demonstrations across the country at district level on March 2-8.
The rally was also addressed by BSD General Secretary Kholiquzzaman and CPB General Secretary Syed Abu Jafar Ahmed.