BNP wants to make EC controversial, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

22 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which is now in critical stage, wants to make the Election Commission controversial.

“Being failed in all sectors, the BNP has been involved in a practice to make the Election Commission controversial,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a discussion meeting marking Victory Day organized by Swechchasebak League in the capital.   

The AL general secretary joined the discussion through videoconferencing from his official residence on parliament premises.

The minister said that BNP has been suffering from pronged crises after being failed to wage movement despite repeated announcements.

“On the one hand, they are condemned by the people for their evil politics, on the other hand, there is a crisis over the War of Liberation within the party,” he said, adding that they are facing debacle in facing intra party crisis too.

Mentioning that making EC controversial will not be succeeded as the people rejected them repeatedly, Quader said.

BNP has been involved in unleashing propaganda against the commission.

“By making allegation of anomalies and misconduct against the EC, the BNP mainly wants to make it controversial,” he said.

BNP’s evil plot to make EC controversial is its old tactics, the minister said.

“By avoiding election campaign, not giving polling agents to voting centres and rejecting polls by noon of voting day are the parts of their evil plot,” he said.

Pointing finger to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader said, “Though the BNP sees darkness amid broad daylight, people are witnessing the development spree.

“Now, there is no tyranny in country. So, march with us (under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina) towards rule of law except making criticism,” he said.

Quader also said that BNP have lost their capability to wage movement rather they are busy with making statements and using Facebook at home.