Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned Bangladesh Chhatra League so that no more complaints are heard against them on the quota issue.
“We got some allegations against the leaders and activists of BCL of doing excesses during the quota reform movement. After the rally at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan, the Prime Minister warned the BCL leaders and activities saying that she doesn’t want to hear any complaint against them of doing excesses,” he said.
He was briefing journalists at his Secretariat office in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon.
About the next general election, Quader said it will be held as per the constitution.
“No election will be held in the country as per BNP’s condition. We’ve clearly told our leaders and activists to refrain from violating the election code of conduct as we want a peaceful election,” said Quader.
On the dialogue proposal made by Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain and Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique, the minister said, “The Election Commission held dialogues and BNP took part in that. The EC will decide whether there’ll be further dialogue with BNP or with all political parties. But we don’t feel the need of holding any dialogue with BNP.”
“Whether BNP will participate in the next general election is totally up to them. It’s not true that the election won’t be acceptable without BNP’s participation,” he added.
“BNP is now saying that they’ll resist the election. There’s a conspiracy and a plot of sabotage in the announcemen, we along with people will resist them,” he added.