BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed has said the government is finally coming to the right path with its decision to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict that revoked the 16th constitutional amendment.
“I’ve seen newspaper reports that the government is going file a review petition challenging the verdict. I think, the government has come to the right path after so many days,” he said.
Speaking at a discussion on Sunday, the BNP leader further said, “The government will be held responsible for damaging the judiciary’s image by threatening to wage a movement against it and making indecent comment against the Chief Justice.”
Feni Amar Feni, a social platform, arranged the programme, marking the third anniversary of ex-BNP MP and industrialist Mosharraf Hossain.
Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, termed dangerous the ruling party’s announcement to initiate a movement against the judiciary demanding the cancellation of the 16th amendment verdict.
“The ruling party’s political stance against the verdict is an onslaught on the independence of the judiciary. The government has seriously dented the image and dignity of the judiciary through its movement against the apex court’s verdict,” he observed.
Referring to Pakistan Supreme Court’s verdict that removed its Prime Minister, the BNP leader said being the largest party of that country Nawaz Sharif’s party accepted the judgement. “They didn’t wage any movement against it.”
He urged the government and the ministers to refrain from making derogatory comments against the judiciary and the chief justice.
The BNP leader hailed the 16th amendment verdict saying it is historic one.
Moudud came down hard on ex-Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque for coming up with the reactions to the 16th amendment verdict. “He (Haque) is a shameless and immoral person. He had no quality to be the Chief Justice as he had been made it only for loyalty to party. Being a former chief justice, how could he criticise the existing Chief Justice and the judiciary?”
Another BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain demanded the apex court issue a suo moto rule asking Khairul Haque to appear before it. “Khairul Haque committed a contempt of court. We call upon the Supreme Court to put him on dock for his offence.”
He warned that the country’s people will someday put the ex-chief Justice on trial if even the Supreme Court spares him.
Mosharraf was speaking at a programme arranged by Jatiyatabadi Swechchasebak Dal at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office.
Mentioning that Haque addressed a programme of the ruling party on Saturday, the BNP leader said being a public servant and the Law Commission chairman he cannot join a programme of a political party.
He alleged that Khairul Haque helped the government obliterate democracy, election and people’s voting rights through cancelling the 13th amendment. “He is responsible for the country’s current political crisis.”