The UN’s position on the Bangladesh issue remains unchanged, said Stephen Dujarric, the spokesperson of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He said this in response to a question about the ongoing political situation surrounding the upcoming elections in Bangladesh at the regular briefing of the United Nations on Thursday, US local time.
In the briefing, when a journalist asked about the upcoming elections in Bangladesh, the spokesperson of the UN Secretary General said, I have already answered your question. We call for free and fair elections where people can vote freely without any form of intimidation. Of course, we may have something to say about it after the election, but our position remains unchanged.
Later, when a questioner asked about the recent train fire and loss of life in Bangladesh, Dujarric said, “We offer our condolences to all those who died in that terrible fire.” I think it is the responsibility of the Bangladeshi authorities to fully investigate this incident and bring those responsible to justice.
Miscreants set fire to the Mohanganj Express train coming from Netrakona to Dhaka at Tejgaon station in the capital last Tuesday morning. It burnt 3 compartments of the train. The bodies of 4 people including mother and child were recovered from a compartment. The ruling Awami League is blaming the opposition BNP for this incident.