BNP loses before elections: Quader

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

here.

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

be.

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

elections.

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,

he added.

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)