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People are sure to ignore BNP’s call for movement: Quader
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that the people of the country are now in election mood and they are waiting to cast their votes in the upcoming general election scheduled for December 30 though the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its fronts were trying to wage movements.
BNP and its fronts are out to create anarchy in the country, Quader said at a press briefing at Dhanmandi-3, political office of the party president Sheikh Hasina.
He said that people of the country would not respond to the opposition BNP’s call for movement.
Jatiya Okiya Front led by Dr Kamal Hossain so far failed to decide who the next prime minister would be, if their alliance was voted to power, said Quader, who is also road transport and bridges minister.
He denied BNP’s claim that the government was carrying out mass arrest and the BNP leaders and activists across the country are being targeted ahead of the national polls, while adding that only criminals were facing arrests.
Replying to a question from a reporter about whether the next general election would be held in scheduled time or not, Quader said that the election would be held on the scheduled date.
The possibility of wining the next general elections were increasing day by day and the people would cast their votes in favour of ‘boat’ for the continuation of the development works in the country, Quader said.
This time, Awami League would face less troubles on the party’s nomination process and the party would take serious actions against those who would chose to contest the election as rival candidates of Awami League, Quader warned.
The Jatiya Oikay Front, where BNP is a major component, on Saturday, threatened to go for tougher protests if the current spree of arrest of its leaders and activists ahead of the December 30 parliamentary elections continued.