Dhaka, Bangladesh
Be restrained

Be restrained

Quader says about CEC's comment on poll conduct

News Desk Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday urged Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda to be careful while making comment on next general election. The CEC on Tuesday said that there is no guarantee of fault-free polls. Quader said that CEC cannot make such a comment holding highly responsible position and urged him to show restraint while talking about the polls. Quader said this while talking to reporters after attending a discussion at the Secretariat marking the death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Quader alleged that BNP spread rumours through uploading videos on social media over the student movement demanding safe roads, reports UNB. "BNP is behind spreading rumours over the student movement. It's a dangerous political party in disguise," he said while talking to reporters after attending a discussion at the Secretariat marking the death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said the protesting students returned to classes responding to the call of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "Though BNP provoked the quota reform and safe-road movements, they failed to cash in on those. However, their conspiracy is not still over. It's evident that fake students carried stones, machetes, knives and firearms. Fake identity cards and school uniforms were made to implement the conspiracy," he added. About BNP's call for dialogue, Quader said actually, the party has no intention to hold talks. "They don't want dialogue....they want conflicts." Asked about BNP leader Moudud Ahmed's remarks about democracy, he said, "They talk about democracy but Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strengthened it in practice. Talking about democracy doesn't suit them." BSS adds: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Thursday said there is no coordination among BNP leaders as the party failed to set their goal. "BNP cannot set its goal. Now BNP is as like as a boat without a rudder. That is why they are anxious about everything," he told newsmen after visiting a programme of the ministry at BRTA office at Keraniganj here. Quader said BNP could not read the mindset of people that is why they are staying out of the power. Under the programme, providing and checking of fitness certificate of vehicles and driving license and renewal of license are being held from 9am to 9pm from Saturday to Thursday at every offices of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). The minister said the government has a plan to build vehicle inspection centre (VIC) at every divisional city with the financial assistance of Korea. He urged the concerned police officials to stop plying of battery-run rickshaw in the capital city. Quader also warned of taking stern actions against all irregularities in the road transport sector. (Inputs taken from agencies)

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