Awami League general secretary and road transport minister Obaidul Quader Thursday said the ruling 14-party alliance was set to convene a meeting over coalition partner JASOD’s president and information minister Hasanul Haq Inu’s remarks on Awami League’s election strength.
He said this while responding to a question at a function at the TSC on the Dhaka University campus.
“Yesterday Mr Inu exploded a (oral) bomb, a clarification of his remarks will be sought calling a meeting of the 14-party coalition,” he said.
Quader said 14-Party alliance’s central spokesman Mohammed Nasim was requested to call a meeting of the coalition over the JASOD chief’s comments.
He, however, said Inu might have made the remarks out of some “anger” or “self- complacence”.
Inu on Thursday told a function that AL could never come to power without supports of JASOD, Jatiya Party and Workers Party in general elections.
“It’s not clear what anger or indignation actually prompted him (Inu) to make such comments, but Awami League is a big party and so it should not quickly react on such a issue,” Quader said.
“But they should also know what could be their fate if they take part in elections discarding Awami League,” he added.
Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of ruling Awami league, organised the function marking UNESCO recognition of Historic March 7 Speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of world’s documentary heritage.