Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Friday said that the condition of BNP will further worsen in the next general election as they are boycotting elections one after another,
“The way BNP is boycotting elections one after another, it looks like their condition will further worsen in the next general election,” he said.
The Awami League General Secretary was addressing a press conference at the party’s Dhanmondi office. Central leaders of Awami League were present.
Mentioning that the BNP participates in any election as per their convenience, Quader said, “Earlier, they took part in four city corporation elections and became victorious……….sidetracking the election is not at all the democratic way. Although BNP is not taking part in the election, but their leaders and workers are taking part,”
Answering to a question over the low voter turnout at the just concluded Dhaka North City Corporation election held yesterday, Quader said, “The polls day was a holiday and many voters went to their village homes. Besides, a big political party did not take part in the election and it was a rain-marred day. The city corporation election was also a by-election and on the whole, the polls day witnessed low turnout”.
Referring to the Dhaka City Corporation Election held back in 2001 where Sadeque Hossain Khoka was elected mayor with only 10 percent votes, Quader said this election was far better than that election as the voters’ turnout was much higher this time.
Asked about the BNP’s claim that the Awami League is trying to hide its face through undergoing plastic surgery, the AL general secretary said the BNP has nothing to say except delivering some flurry of words after becoming failure in politics.