A delegation of the BNP is holding a formal meeting with the high-level officials of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States on Tuesday, meeting with the United Nations and the overall situation of the country. The party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is leading the party.
Mirza Fakhrul’s meeting with UN Secretary-General Miroslav Zankar is scheduled to be held at 10:30 in the local time of New York (Bangladesh time 11:30 pm).
It is known that the overall situation of Bangladesh, the release of Khaleda Zia and the next parliamentary elections will be highlighted. There is a possibility of meeting with United Nations Secretary General Antony Gutteras in this visit.
There may also be a meeting of BNP delegation with high officials of the United States Department of State. In order to join today’s meeting, the BNP secretary-general has left Bangladesh for New York on Tuesday midnight on the invitation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
According to sources, the discussion of the overall situation of the country, the BNP delegation will give greater priority to the complexity of the next general elections in the meeting.
Before the 2014 elections, the government has promised to give new elections within a few months even after meeting with Assistant Secretary General of the South and Central Asia General Oscar Fernandez Taranco. In this matter, the UN will seek help to make the next election free and fair.
The meeting seems very important a few months before the Jatiya Sangsad election, BNP leaders said. According to them, under the supervision of the United Nations and the Commonwealth, there are precedents of elections in different countries of the world.
If the government does not take the initiative to resign as the government, then the BNP may seek UN cooperation to take action in this regard. They can also ask the United Nations intervention directly to ensure free and fair elections with participation of all groups.
According to sources, before going to New York, meeting with some senior leaders of the party finalized what issues will be discussed in the meeting, Mirza Fakhrul finalized.
BNP’s policymaker said the meeting will be presented in the next general election, the release of the chairperson, the country’s continued disappearance, murder and human rights violations. A written statement has been made for this. Various reports and photo cuttings published in the country’s media have been collected. Extensive irregularities and rigging in the local government elections will also be highlighted. A report of irregularities has also been made. There is a video clipping with a picture on how to publicly block it. The issue of harassment and mass graffat will also be informed to the United Nations by false cases in the name of the latest activists.
According to sources, Tarique Rahman, acting chairman of the party in London, is looking after the issue of the meeting of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has been in touch with the concerned Mahasikhi and the concerned people. Another source said that Mirza Fakhrul could go to London after meeting in the United Nations. It may be advisable to inform about the meeting and to do the next thing.
BNP Secretary-General reached New York on Wednesday at the invitation of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Teabith Awal, a member of the executive committee of the party, went to New York with him. A member of the Standing Committee is scheduled to go to New York on the night of New York. BNP acting secretary general Tarique Rahman will take part in the meeting, BNP’s international secretary Humayun Kabir will go to London from New York.
On August 24, UN Secretary General Miroslaw Zenka sent a letter to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam on behalf of the Secretary-General. During the visit of the UN Secretary General to Bangladesh, he expressed his regret for not meeting the BNP leaders and invited party leaders to the United Nations Headquarters.
BNP has sent letters to the international community, including the United Nations, on February 28, informing about the support of the next election and keeping the detention of Khaleda Zia. In addition to that letter, the team is briefly briefing diplomats in Bangladesh about the political situation in Bangladesh. Last Tuesday, they met with the diplomats.
Mirza Fakhrul held a closed-door meeting with the Standing Committee on Tuesday night before going to New York on the invitation of the UN Secretary-General. A discussion of the overall topic was discussed in a three-hour meeting. At one stage a member of the Standing Committee raised the issue of the foreign secretary’s foreign visit, Fakhrul said he was going to New York on the night of the invitation of the UN Secretary-General. Fakhrul mentioned the details at the meeting.