No obligation of dialogue now: Quader


20th January, 2019 09:25:08 printer

No obligation of dialogue now: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said there is no obligation of holding any dialogue over the December 30 national election.


“Talks take place on different issues in every democratic country as dialogue is part of the democratic process. But now there is no compulsion of holding dialogue centering the election,” he told reporters after a view-exchange with officials of Bridge Division and Bridge Authority at the Setu Bhaban auditorium in the capital.


He said the United Nations did not call for holding dialogue centering the just concluded national election.


About BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s remarks over the AL’s victory rally, Quader said BNP leaders took different ill approaches at home and abroad to make the election questionable but their moves went in vain.


He said the BNP secretary general’s remarks over the election are nothing but the utterances of a failed person.


“If the election was not neutral, how could he win?” he questioned, adding that at first he (Fakhrul) should manage his house (party) as he is in trouble now inside his party.


Quader said the BNP secretary general is making aggressive comments on the government as his position in the party is not good.


“Why didn’t he (Fakhrul) join the Oikya Front’s meeting on the excuse of illness? It was his political sickness,” he said.