Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) boycotts the polls as it doesn’t believe in democracy.
“BNP want to stay away from the elections as it doesn’t believe in democracy,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the statement while talking to reporters after paying rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the portrait of the great leader at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital, marking Six-point Day. He said BNP doesn’t celebrate March 7 and June 7 as it has no faith in the country’s War of Liberation.
“Bangabandhu had participated in the 1970’s election under a legal framework though many people have questioned the decision. But the Father of the Nation knows that the election was the only way to freedom,” he said.
AL presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Shahjahan Khan, joint general secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, organising secretaries BM Mozammel Haque, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapon, SM Kamal Hossain, Afzal Hossain and Mirza Azam, relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, science and technology secretary Abdus Sabur, publicity secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, office secretary Biplob Barua, among others, were present at that time.