BNP keeps mum over sculpture removal from SC | 2017-05-27 |

BNP keeps mum over sculpture removal from SC

Mohammad Al Amin     27th May, 2017 12:11:27 printer

BNP keeps mum over sculpture removal from SC

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is yet to react to the removal of the sculpture of lady justice from the Supreme Court premises.


The statue was removed from its spot near the court's entrance on Thursday night, following demands raised by Islamist organisation Hefazat-e-Islam.


Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the Greek idol has been removed from the  apex court premise as per decision of the Supreme Court. 


But the BNP leaders neither held any press briefing nor issued any press statement officially to give its reaction to removal of the sculpture till Friday night.


BNP usually holds press briefing and the party leaders speak about different issues every day but they remained silent about the current issue of the removal of the sculpture ‘mysteriously’, said a political analyst.


However, speaking at a discussion on Friday, BNP standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said Chief Justice himself took decision to remove the statue, not at the order of the government.


But Moudud did not make any comment in favour or against the removal of the statue.


BNP insiders said the party is maintaining tactful way about the removal of the sculpture as it also wants support of different Islamist organisations in the next general election.


“Making any comment against removal of the sculpture may make the Islamist organisations unhappy with BNP,” said a BNP leader.


BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued press statements on Friday about killing of their party leader Alauddin Mithu, but they did not mention about the removal of the sculpture in their statements.