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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. File photo


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. File photo

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP is now unwilling to take part in the polls and that is why they kept their politics limited to mass media and social media, avoiding the political field as well as streets.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this at a press conference at his official residence in the capital.

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The minister said there will be no benefit in threatening the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Awami League. “We know about your [BNP] evil attempts to fish in troubled water,” he said.

The AL general secretary said BNP is now saying that they would join polls if a neutral caretaker government is formed but the party knows it very well that the issue of caretaker government is a settled one.

“Who scrapped the caretaker government system? It was scrapped in light of a verdict of the High Court. The caretaker government was an interim system. It cannot run for a long period,” he mentioned.

Quader said when a country’s democracy marches forward, people’s trust and confidence in the government and election system also increase.

The EC is a constitutional body and the government has no interference in any activities of this institution, he added.

He said those who introduced “multi-party mockery” in the name of multi-party democracy and those who don’t practice democracy within their own party are now talking about democracy.

Pointing to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader questioned why Fakhrul didn’t join parliament even after being elected in polls and what type of democracy that is.

The minister said parliamentary polls will be held in due time as per the constitution like in other democratic countries. So, there is no need to make evil attempts to create chaos centring any settled issue, he said.

Meanwhile, AL joint-general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif yesterday said “caretaker government will not be formed” again in Bangladesh.

He said this while talking with reporters at Chandpur at a programme.

He said there is a verdict of the country’s highest court that a caretaker government will never be formed in Bangladesh.

“If a democratic political party does not participate in the election, it falls under their democratic rights…,” he added.

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