BNP wants to make democratic system questionable: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said, BNP wants to make the country’s democratic system questionable.

“Being desperate to seize the state power in an undemocratic and unconstitutional way, BNP wants to make the country’s democratic system questionable,” he said in a statement issued in response to a remark of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

Quader said when the foundation of democratic culture is well-established in the country at present, Mirza Fakhrul’s demand for restoration of democracy is very shameful.

Before the 2018 parliamentary election, Fakhrul claimed that taking part in the election was part of the BNP’s movement, he said.

“That means, the BNP participated in the polls not to win, but to make the electoral process questionable. The 11th parliamentary election was an inclusive one. All the country’s political parties, including the BNP, joined it,” the road transport minister said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the tenure of the current Election Commission (EC) is going to be completed and that is why a new EC will hold the next general election.

Following the constitutional process, the Election Commission is formed by the President through a search committee, he added.


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