BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday night alleged that the Awami League government has made a 'controversial' person the Chief Election Commissioner as it has an 'evil plan' to ensure victory in the next general election.
"Awami League has already worked out its plan as to how it'll win the next election. That's why they made Chief Election Commissioner a person who is subservient to them. This CEC is in no way a neutral person. So, you all can understand that AL's intention isn't good at all," she said.
The BNP chairperson came up the remarks while exchanging views with the newly elected representatives of Dhaka Bar Association at her Gulshan office.
Khaleda said her party is confident that people will vote BNP to power through the next general election if it is held in a credible manner.
At the beginning of the meeting, the newly elected office-bearers of Dhaka Bar Association greeted Khaleda presenting her a bouquet.
The BNP chief urged the lawyers to get united to ensure the victory of pro-BNP panel in the Supreme Court Bar Association as well.
Referring to ruling party leaders' comments that the next election will be tough for AL to win if BNP joins it, Khaleda said they are saying this as eyewash though they have a plan to snatch the election result.
"'We want to see a free and fair election with the participation of all parties but AL wants to hang onto power through a backdoor," she said.
The BNP chairperson also criticised the government for increasing the gas prices, saying it will only inflict sufferings on people.
She also urged her party leaders and activists to be vocal about issues relating to public sufferings and problems.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, its standing committee member Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia, vice-chairman Advocate Joynal Abedin, Supreme Court Bar Association General Secretary Mahbub Uddin Khokon and other pro-BNP lawyers' leaders were present at the programme.