Government Policy

Obaidul Quader hopes BNP to join next polls

DHAKA, Feb 7, 2017 (BSS)- Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader today hoped that the BNP will take part in the next parliamentary elections under the newly formed Election Commission (EC).

"I am sure BNP will take part in next polls under this EC. There is no scope of doubt here," he said and hoped the BNP will not repeat the same mistake of the past.

Obaidul Quader was talking to journalists attending the concluding function of 'Civil Fest' on Bashundhara campus of North South University.

He said the political parties suggested 128 names to the search committee to reconstitute the EC.

The search committee picked names from the suggestions of different parties, including one name from the list of the BNP and one from the list of the Awami League, he said, adding that there was no discrepancy in this process.

"We have full confidence in the search committee formed by the President after holding talks with all political parties and in his decision on the basis of the committee's recommendation. We congratulate the President," he said.

The BNP's frustration over the new EC is unknown, he said and asked whether the party is against the people.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)