Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s decision not to take oath was a repetition of its previous mistake.
BNP made a mistake in 2014 by boycotting general election. Yesterday, the party made another mistake by taking the decision not to take oath as members of parliament,’ Quader said.
He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Mijubur Rahman, founding president of Bangladesh, in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi 32.
Pointing to submission of a memorandum by BNP and Jatiya Oikya Front to Election Commission demanding re-election, Quader added, ’They’re doing what defeated opposition parties do...this is a common post-election scenario. There’s nothing new. This will stop after a few days as people voted for our party spontaneously.’
Quader said, ’It’s disrespect to the verdict of the mass people. The party should show respect to people’s mandate.’