Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader wants its alliance partners to play the role of the opposition in parliament for the sake of the government’s better performance.
“If the 14-party alliance partners play the role of the opposition in parliament through constructive criticism, it will be better for the government to correct its mistakes, if any,” he said on Thursday.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was speaking at a preparatory meeting on Saturday’s grand rally of Awami League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital to celebrate its victory in the 11th general election.
“Many of them have decided to play the role of the opposition. I think, if they are in the opposition bench, it will be good for them and the government as well,” he said.
The Awami League spokesperson said there is neither any conflict nor tension in the AL-led grand alliance.
“The grand alliance is a unity forged to participate in elections while the 14-party is a political alliance which will prevail and there is no chance of collapse,” he said.
There is no infighting, tension and disturbance in the alliance, said the senior AL leader adding, “If there’s any misunderstanding, we’ll solve it through discussions.”
Comparing BNP with a ‘reckless driver’, the Awami League leader said, “The government has its patience, no matter how wilder the defeated BNP is.”About Saturday’s grand rally, Quader said that they had almost completed the preparations for the rally.
“Leaders and activists are ready. It will be a grand rally,” he said, adding that they refrained from celebrating the massive victory so that the opposition is not harmed in any way.