Shun movement and get ready for election, Quader to BNP

10 Mar 2018, 15:38

NTV Online

Gazipur: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qauder on Saturday suggested BNP to get ready for the next election shunning the policy of movement for the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia.

‘BNP’s movement will bring no result. Instead, they should prepare for the next general election,’ he said while taking to reporters during a visit to the four-lane Dhaka-Tangail Highway to see its ongoing works.

Quader, also the general secretary of the ruling Awami League, said their party has no intention to keep BNP away from the election. ‘As a registered political party, it has the right to take part in the election.’

‘BNP must understand that it’s not possible that the people of Bangladesh will wage a movement to free Khaleda Zia from jail. They had though that there would be a tough movement in the country after the arrest of Khaleda Zia. But their dream went unfulfilled,’ he said.

Quader went on saying, ‘The government has nothing to do with the release of Khaleda Zia. And we’ll have nothing to say if she is released from jail through a legal battle.’

Engineer of Roads and Highways Department (Dhaka division) Sabuj Uddin Khan, Project Director Md Ishak and other senior officials were also present.