Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said BNP won’t be able to force the government to accept any of its demands by going beyond constitution.
“Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will not be able to force the government to accept any of its demands by going beyond constitution, whatever effort it makes,” he said.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was speaking to reporters after holding a meeting with Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority at Dhaka South City Corporation in the capital.
He said that BNP’s demand for resignation of the prime minister (PM) before national election is ‘a matter of joke.’
“Who will take the charge, will Mr. Fakhrul take the charge?” he asked.
Reiterating that election would be held in line with constitution, Quader said: “Election will be held in the country following elections of other democratic countries across the world. We won’t go beyond constitution.”
Referring to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s visit to the United Nations for lodging complaints to foreigners, Quader said that her government won’t bow down to any unconstitutional pressure.
“They (BNP) are lodging complaints to foreigner regularly, including the UN, but we’ll not bow down to any pressure and we’ll take our decision according to our way,” he said.About BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, Quader said the government has nothing to do with it as it is the ‘jurisdiction of court.’
About BNP’s claim that the government interferes in court affairs over Khaleda’s release, Quader said: “Khaleda Zia got bail in at least 30 cases. It would not have been possible if the government intervened.”
“Pro-BNP lawyers are procrastinating the trial process of Khaleda Zia for 10 years. Even, she was absent in court for 154 times,” he said.