BNP should follow democratic path to get people’s mandate: Quader


DHAKA, Sept 01, 2018 (BSS) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister and General Secretary of Awami League (AL) Obaidul Quader today urged BNP to follow democratic path to get people’s mandate in the next general election.

“The party (BNP) must shun undemocratic demands to help flourish democracy in the country,” he told a press conference after a secretary-level meeting at the party president’s political office at Dhanmondi here.

Joint Secretaries of AL Mahbub Ul Alam Hanif, MP, Dr Dipu Moni, MP, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, MP and Abdur Rahman, MP, Organizing secretaries Ahmed Hossain and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, MP, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud MP, among others, were present at the press conference.

Quader demanded explanations from BNP about three questions — incorporating indemnity bill in the constitution for stopping trial of Bangabandhu murder, refusing to get submarine cable for free and repealing of section seven from party’s constitution.

The party (BNP) must explain these three questions to get favour of the people in the general election, he added.

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has no other way to get release from jail without facing the court procedures, Quader said adding she (Khaleda) has been imprisoned by the court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.

About BNP’s opposition to using EVM (electronic voting machine) in the general election, he said they (BNP) would not be able to bring any allegation of vote-rigging under EVM technology.