Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qauder has said the poll-time government will be formed in the middle of October this year.
The senior Awami League leader said he had a discussion on the matter with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He said this while talking to reporters at the Secretariat on Tuesday. Obaidul Quader added that the size of the government will be like the one formed last time in 2014 and there will be no technocrat in the small-size cabinet.
The Awami League leader claimed that Ershad’s Jatiya Party has requested to add one or more leaders of JP to the poll-time government and the Prime Minister will consider the matter.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said that the party’s nomination for the national election will be finalised next month.
He mentioned that PM Sheikh Hasina has ‘hinted’ 60 to 70 leaders for taking preparation as they might get nomination.
In another query of reporters how many seats will be given to the alliance parties in the next elections, Obaidul Quader said, it could be 60 to 70.
He also said that Jatiya Party has declared that if the BNP does not come to the polls, the Jatiya Party will compete without alliance. However, if BNP joins, the Jatiya Party will form an alliance with ruling Awami League.
Quader also alleged that BNP is trying to create an issue with Khaleda Zia’s illness and better treatment can be provided at the state’s BSMMU.
“BNP couldn’t do anything in last ten years and cannot do anything in the next two months,” he added.
He warned to grassroots leaders not to involve in any ill competition centring national election as AL is now more united and well-organized than any time before.