Ignoring BNP’s threat of waging an anti-government movement, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday termed the city polls as the ‘semi-final’ before the general elections.
“Semi-final is on. It will yield no result by waging an anti-government movement,” Quader told reporters after monitoring the mobile court activities of the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on Manik Mia Avenue in the capital.
He said that the countrymen are not in a mood of waging any movement as elections to two city corporations will be held soon while elections to five other city corporations will be held in time.
“BNP’s threat of waging an anti-government movement will bring no result for them as the people of the county are now in an election mood,” he said.
The AL spokesperson also said that their (BNP) colourful dream of waging an anti-government movement centering quota reforms protests completely evaporated.
Responding to a question on seat sharing, Quader said that seat sharing with the alliance partners would be finalised through discussions.
“Who will get how many seats in the next general elections will be finalised through discussions. As a partner of the alliance, none can demand seats as per their wish,” he said, referring to Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad’s demand for 70 seats in the upcoming general elections.
The winnable candidates of Jatiya Party are sure to get nominations, Quader said, adding that discussions in this regard would start soon. The winnable candidates of any party, including Awami League, are sure to get nominations in the upcoming general elections.”
Asked about the prospect of forging alliance with Jatiya Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections, he said, “I can’t say anything about this at the moment.”