Quader rules out possibility of holding formal dialogue with BNP

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DHAKA, July 27, 2018 (BSS)- Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today ruled out the possibility of holding formal dialogue with BNP ahead of the next general elections.

“Only three months remain for declaration of election schedule. So, there is no need to hold any dialogue with any political party centering the next parliament polls,” he told reporters after visiting the progress works of Metro Rail in front of IDB Bhaban at Agargaon in the capital.

Quader said there might be discussions with the leaders of any political party through mobile phones for maintain working relations. Many problems could be solved if there exist good relations among the politicians, he added.

Regarding the expansion of the grand alliance, Quader said, “Our alliance might be broadened…There are many political parties who want to join with us. There are also many parties who want to take part in the polls by forming separate alliances.”

He said it is natural that there might be political polarization ahead of national polls. “But we need to wait to see what happens and I think it will be clear within next October,” he added.

About Barapukuria coal scam, Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has already given directives to take tough actions against those who were involved in the scam.

He said the works of the Metro Rail are progressing fast.