BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday said the present Awami League-led government should step down admitting its failure in running the country.
“The country is not functioning and all institutions have become inoperative. If the government can’t run the country properly, it should quit the power right now,” she said.
The government must step down for the sake of the country, she added.
Khaleda, leader of the opposition, made the remarks when parents of Abu Bakar Siddique, a student of Dhaka University recently killed on the campus, met her at her Gulshan office.
Khaleda handed over Tk 1 lakh in cash to Rabeya Begum when Siddique’s father Rustam Ali, mother Rabeya and brother Abbas Ali met the former premier.
She said the caretaker government has taken the country twenty years back and this will continue if Awami League stays in power.
“The parliament is not functioning well, and the government fails to run the country,” she mentioned.