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'National elections will be held under the Election Commission'

Staff Correspondent

Addressing the BNP, Awami League General Secretary and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said, "According to the constitution, the national election will be held under the Election Commission." There is no profit in bargaining, the government will not move a hair from the constitution.

He was speaking ahead of a meeting of the party's allied leaders with members of the editorial board at the Awami League's central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Tuesday, May 10th.

He said I will tell BNP, do not bargain. There is no profit in bargaining. The government will not move from the constitution. We will co-operate with the Election Commission in the same way that elections are held in other countries of the world. Elections will be held in time as per the constitution. Sheikh Hasina's government will cooperate with the neutral election commission. The government will have no authority during the election. Law enforcement will also be under them.

Calling on the BNP to make preparations for the elections, he said, "The BNP does not walk on the path of democracy but seeks the alleys." There is no way to come to power without elections. BNP leaders are talking about bargaining. The government will not move from the constitution in the negotiations of BNP. The people want the BNP to come to the polls and contest. Their right to participate in elections.

Quader said a discussion meeting will be held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center on May 17 at 11 am on the day of Bangabandhu Kanya Swadesh Pratabatana. He requested the leaders and workers of the organization to be present at the meeting.

Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif MP, Bahauddin Nasim, Hasan Mahmud, Organizing Secretary Advocate Afzal Hossain, Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel and others are present at the meeting. The meeting was also attended by the president-secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan North-South Awami League, allied organizations and fraternal organizations.


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