The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has termed the new American visa policy towards Bangladesh 'conducive' to holding a free and fair election here.
BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury said the new visa policy of the United States was a good initiative to hold free and credible polls in Bangladesh. The former minister came up with the remarks in reply to a media query about the visa issue at the party chairperson's Gulshan office on Thursday.
"There is a sense of fear and concern regarding the upcoming elections. The US has taken the new visa policy for preventing vote rigging in the upcoming elections," cited Mr Khasru.
"We (BNP) welcome the US decision. The new policy addresses all individuals, organisations and political parties. The people of the country have accepted it," he maintained.
Asked if the US stance will help the opposition press their demand for a free election, he replied: "The countrymen must achieve the ability to hold a free, fair and transparent election."
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