DHAKA Awami League General Secretary and Road
Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said it is an old habit
of BNP that the party always loses before elections.
BNP spreads propaganda centering elections until the votes are counted.
The Dhaka south and north city corporation elections will be free, fair and
neutral. The government will help the Election Commission, he told a press
conference on contemporary issues at his ministry office in the Secretariat
Noting that AL leaders and activists at all levels will work for the
party nominated candidates to ensure win in the two Dhaka city corporations'
elections, Quader said, The two Dhaka city corporations' elections is a
challenge of the new year. AL is ready to accept the result whatever it will
Replying to a query from a journalist, the AL general secretary said
there is no reason for BNP to be hesitated over the city corporation
BNP leaders are making different comments about the Electronic Voting
Machine (EVM) system. Fair elections are being held in different countries,
including India, using this (EVM) system, he said.
Replying to another question, Quader said, No opposition party in any
country of the globe admires the government we think if the opposition
becomes stronger, the democracy is strengthened more.
This year, the team work of the party (AL) was carried out properly, he
said, adding councils of the party's four associate organizations, including
AL's 21st National Council, were held successfully. Besides, councils of the
party's 29 more units were held and announced new committees for the units,
Noting that implementation works of Padma Bridge and metro rail projects
are progressing fast, the minister said, Implementation of the undertaken
projects, including election pledges' is a challenge for us. We will realize
the commitments which we made for the public interest.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)