If the regime of General Ziaur Rahman is illegal, the present ruling party, the Awami League, is also unlawful, claimed BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Fakhrul made the remarks after placing wreaths at the graveyard of party's founder late president Ziaur Rahman on Saturday.
He said: “Awami League should be considered as an unlawful party if Zia’s regime is illegal as the party was registered during the tenure of the late president.”
Referring to the recent meeting between Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Fakhrul said: “Awami League delegation forcefully met the Chief Justice after the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.
“Such activities of the ruling party is concerning and the nation has become concerned over the reactions of several ministers and ruling party leaders.”
Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, met the CJ at his official residence on the city's Hare Road at a time when several ministers and ruling party leaders have been criticising the Supreme Court verdict that scrapped the 16th amendment to the constitution.
Immediately after the meeting, the ruling party leader went to the Gono Bhaban, the official residence of the prime minister, with updates. However, the topic of discussion could not be known immediately.
The High Court last year declared that 16th amendment to the constitution is “illegal” and the apex court upheld the judgement on July 3 this year. The SC released the full verdict on August 1.
Awami League has been criticizing the SC observations while the BNP has been welcoming it since then.