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'BNP can join elections without Khaleda Zia'

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Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, power and energy affairs adviser to Prime Minister, said on Monday that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) can participate in next polls though Begum Khaleda Zia is in prison if the party has enough political worth.

He made this remark on Monday while speaking to journalists after inaugurating the factory of Global Steel and Engineering Limited in Dhamrai. The government had no role to play behind Begum Khaleda Zia's imprisonment, Tawfiq-e-Elahi said to reporters. He said, "If a political party has enough organizational strength, it can join elections even if its chief is inside jail."

Tawfiq-e-Elahi told journalists, "Khaleda Zia has been imprisoned by court's order. The ruling party is not at all connected with this case. However, we look forward to BNP's participation in the upcoming polls as it is a large political party."

Tawfiq-e-Elahi said that Bangladesh's power sector has been broadly benefited under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The whole country has been brought under electric supply under the present government, he said. Bangladesh is now a role model to the entire world for socio-economic development, he added. Taufiq-E-Elahi further expressed optimism that the country's people would reelect Awami League to power in next election.

The inaugural program was also addressed by M. A. Malek MP, former parliamentarian Benazir Ahmed, Azim Group's Managing Director Farhan Mohammad Azim, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited's Managing Director Masum Al Biruni and Global Steel & Engineering Limited's Executive Director Engineer Kamalendu Roy.

-AA Correspondent

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