Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said BNP’s proposals submitted before the Election Commission (EC) in the dialogue are opposed to public interests.
“Awami League gave proposals to the Election Commission considering the public interests. BNP on the other hand, gave the proposals for its party interests only,” Obaidul Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister said.
He made the comments after a signing ceremony of the “Uttara House Building-Cherag Ali Market Flyover” and construction work of the “Tongi Bridge” at Banani Sentu Bhaban in Dhaka.
Referring to the electoral talks with the EC, Quader said Awami League has not opposed the deployment of army during elections.
“We urged the election commission to take all necessary steps in line with the country’s existing law to ensure a fair election,” he added.
The AL general secretary was very critical of the BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s role over the recent incidents in the court.
“BNP shows dual position about the court. They call the Judiciary independent if the verdict goes to their favour. But when the verdict goes against them, they accuse it of influencing the Judges,” he said.
He commented that Khaleda Zia does not believe in the honourable court as she had deferred her hearings more than 150 times.
Quader alleged that BNP leaders and activists created inconveniences for city dwellers and heavy traffic tailback on Uttara-Banani road after Khaleda’s arrival.
“Awami League didn’t stand on the roads during Sheikh Hasina’s arrival from abroad while BNP leaders and activists took to the streets resulting in untold sufferings to common people,” Quader added.