Country’s most political parties including, the ruling Awami League are taking preparation for the next general election which will be held at the end of 2023 or the early 2024. To this end, the political parties are focusing on strengthening the grassroots across the country by forming new committees in various organisational units. But like in the past, the senior leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) this time also are telling that their party would not join any election under the current Awami League government, demanding a non-party neutral government system to ensure a what it says level-playing field for all in the next general elections. It does mean, BNP is afraid of elections and people as it never respects the verdict of the people. There is the fear that this party might flee the election field.
The party now in association with the Jamaat-e-Islami is trying to create unrest in the country making issue over the caretaker government and treatment of its convicted Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. As part of plot, BNP-Jamaat clique’s student wings Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and Islami Chhatra Shibir are also trying to create fresh unrest at the Dhaka University campus.
If BNP does not participate in the next parliamentary
elections, it will face existential crisis
The BNP is getting derailed from the country’s mainstream politics. The non-party caretaker government issue is now a matter of the past and it has been settled by the country’s highest court. There will be no benefit in warming up the field over this. The next national elections will be held in accordance with the Constitution like in other democratic countries in the world.
The political stance of BNP is against the democratic norms and constitutional process. Therefore, it doesn’t believe in the power of mass people as it is searching for a clandestine alley to go to the power. The party has a tendency to run away from the elections.
It did not take part in the 2014’s polls and tried to run away from the 2018’s elections. But later they took part in the polls after a lot of dramas.
Therefore, if BNP does not participate in the next parliamentary elections, it will face existential crisis. The party also became isolated from the mass people. Therefore, the party (BNP) should join the next general polls to sustain their existence.