Information Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said many forefront leaders of BNP are election-oriented.
Noting that the forefront leaders of BNP have the desire to take part in the polls, he said: "Even if BNP decides to boycott elections in future, their leaders will participate in the elections. They won't refrain from participating in the polls. They will surely join the polls."
The minister made the remarks while talking to journalists at his official residence at Minto road in the capital, BSS reported.
Referring to the resignation of Abdus Sattar Bhuiyan, the former adviser of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, from BNP and his participation in the Brahmanbaria-2 by-polls as an independent candidate, he said: "It is proved that many forefront leaders of BNP are election-oriented."
While replying to a query, he said that the decision of BNP comes from beyond the sea and their 'particular' leader has no idea about the reality and situation of Bangladesh.
He ('particular' leader) has been out of the country for 15-16 years, Hasan said, adding: "I personally think that resignation of six BNP MPs from the parliament was a very short-sighted decision of the party."