BNP making anti-govt statements to appease their high-ups: Quader

| Updated: January 22, 2018 21:15:53

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Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said BNP leaders are engaged in a competition of making anti-government statements to appease their high-ups.

80 percent conscious and honest people of the country hate BNP Quader said, reacting to BNP leaders' claim that their party will get 80 percent vote if the next election is held in a credible manner,

The ruling party leader came up with the remarks while talking to journalists at the Secretariat in the morning.

The AL leader said, "The BNP leaders themselves are not clear about their demands. They (BNP leaders) should decide what they actually want."

Asked whether Awami League will sit in a dialogue with BNP over the upcoming parliamentary polls, Quader said there is no need to arrange dialogue.

Replying to another query over the formation of polls-time supportive government, he said they will form the polls-time government following other democratic countries of the world.

"During the last election, we had invited BNP to be part of the polls-time government at that time. They didn't take part. We're waiting for their response this time, too," he added.

Mentioning that BNP has its democratic right to participate in the election, the ruling party leader said, "No democratic government invites political parties to take part in the election. It's their democratic right. Why should we invite them?"

Terming the BNP's allegation that if BNP vies in the election, Awami League will foil it as 'mischief', Quader said AL does not want to participate in any election without competitors, reports UNB.

When asked about the protest by the former leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra Leage (BCL) over the formation of party's sub-committee, Quader said it was misrepresented. "No committee was formed. Only a draft was made to constitute its sub-committees in 19 divisions," he said.

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