BNP must join polls to avoid existence crisis: Quader

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JESSORE, Dec 12, 2017 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP must have to take part in the next parliament election if the party does not want to push its existence at stake.

“BNP has no scope to not to take part in the next election. If they (BNP) avoid the election, they will face an existence crisis,” he told newsmen after visiting Jessore-Khulna Highway here.

Quader, also minister for road transport and bridges, said his party
repeatedly called upon BNP to take part in the previous parliament election that held on January 5, 2014.

“We did not want any election without competition. But, BNP had created an adverse situation by not taking part in the January 5 election,” he said, adding that election will not remain stopped for anyone.

Awami League central working committee member SM Kamal Hossain, Jessore-2 constituency lawmaker Manirul Islam, Jessore district Awami League president Shahidul Islam Milon and general secretary Sadar upazila chairman Shahin Chakladar were present, among others, on the occasion.

Later, Quader inaugurated a member collection campaign of Satkhira district at a public rally at Shaheed Abdur Razzak Park in the district town.

Addressing on the occasion, the AL general secretary urged the party men to work unitedly imbued with the spirit of Liberation War and the glorious history of the party to help the government materialize the Vision 2021.

Quader said Awami League developed itself through waging different
democratic movements for the betterment of the common people of the country.
“The history of Bangladesh is the history of Awami League’s movements,” he observed.

He urged the party leaders and workers to devote themselves for the welfare of people as they again cast their votes in favour of Awami League in the next general election.

Former Health and Family Welfare Minister AFM Ruhal Haque, AL Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, lawmaker freedom fighter Mostaq Ahmed Robi and district AL general secretary Md Nazrul Islam addressed the function, among others, with District AL president freedom fighter Mansur Ahmed in the chair.