• Bangla Desk

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The ruling Awami League on Wednesday said that the observation of the Supreme Court in the verdict on sixteenth amendment are unexpected and unwanted.

“Observations in the verdict on the sixteenth amendment are unexpected, unwanted, irrelevant and objectionable,” Abdul Matin Khasru, Presidium Member of Awami League central working committee, said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The briefing was organized in response to the recent statements of the BNP regarding the cancellation of the sixteenth amendment at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital.

The party also formed a high-level team to study the matter.

The party will decide whether to file a review petition on the verdict or file an application for withdrawal of unexpected observations later on.

The party also alleged that BNP has been trying to gain political mileage by misinterpreting the observation of the apex court.

Matin, former law minister, said, “The judiciary is above debate. There is no scope of debate and politics with the verdict of Appellate Division but BNP is doing politics as they have no political issue.”

“Some political leaders of BNP have been propagating the verdict with a political motive. They want to do politics by wrongly interpreting the verdict,” the AL leader said.

While replying to a question, Matin said, “Few observations of the verdict are objectionable and irrelevant to the verdict. Supreme Court is not our rival but BNP is trying to make High Court our opponent.”

About remarks of Finance Minister AMA Muhith on the sixteenth amendment, the former law minister said it was his personal comment.

Echoing, Matin’s statement, newly appointed Law Secretary of Awami League SM Rezaul Karim said that the court should issue rule suo-motu on BNP for their misinterpretation.

“BNP is misguiding the common people by misinterpreting the observation of the verdict,” he said.

Mentioning the court’s observation as ‘only one person or one man did all this  etc,’ the AL Law Secretary said it is also unexpected.

AL leader Afzal Hossain, Shamsunnahar Chapa, Delwar Hossain, Muhibul Hasan Chowdhury Noufel, SM Kamal Hossain, Biplab Barua and Anwar Hossain were present.

In another programme, Awami League Advisory Council Member, Tofail Ahmed lamented the observation terming Jatiya Sangsad as immature.

“None have the right to raise questions about the Parliament as it is formed democratically and constitutionally,” he said.

While addressing another programme, Awami League Publication and Publicity Secretary said, “BNP has nothing to be happy about the verdict as their party registration would be cancelled according to the verdict of fifteenth amendment.”


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