The BNP yesterday claimed that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's speech disappointed the people as it had no indication of reaching an understanding to hold a free and fair election.
"Prime minister's speech will rather take the country towards a further crisis,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said in an instant reaction to the PM's speech.
He was talking to reporters at the BNP chairperson's Gulshan office after the PM addressed the nation, marking her government's four years in office.
The party, however, will come up with its formal reaction at a press briefing today at the BNP chief's office, Sayrul Kabir Khan, a member of BNP chairperson's media wing, told The Daily Star.
Fakhrul said the country was "going through a political crisis". But the prime minister did not say anything on how to hold the next general election in a free and fair manner.
"Unfortunately, in her speech there was no indication of how to overcome the crisis,” he said.
In reply to another query, the BNP leader said, "The country is now on the highway of corruption, not development."