Quader rules out dialogue with BNP

DHAKA, June 22, 2018 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul
Quader today ruled out any possibility of holding dialogue with BNP ahead of
the next parliament election.

“There is no necessity of holding dialogue with BNP now,” he told a
press conference marking the Awami League’s 69th anniversary at the party
president’s Dhanmondi political office here.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said before the
previous election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina invited BNP for dialogue but
BNP rejected the invitation uttering very rough and rude words.

“BNP missed the ‘train’ of dialogue by rejecting the proposal before the
previous parliament election,” he added.

About the next general election, the minister said, “This time we are
very confident. None will be spared if violence and sabotage are carried out
to create unrest in the country ahead of the next parliament election.”

He said BNP’s unrealistic dreams of winning in the next national polls
as like as 2001 will never be successful.

The minister said BNP has no clear statement about the next election as
they do not know properly what they want.

“But it is clear what we want. We want to hold the election in
accordance with the constitution,” he added.

Quader said as per the constitution, there is no scope for BNP to be
included in the polls-time government.

About the party’s extended meeting, the Awami League general secretary
said the party will hold a major extended meeting tomorrow.

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will give
directions to the party leaders and workers about the next parliament
elections and upcoming city corporation polls, he said.

AL joint general secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Jahangir Kabir Nanak
and Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretaries AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Khalid Mahmud
Chowdhury, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap,
Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Forest and Environment
Affairs Secretary Delwar Hossain, among others, were present on the occasion.