Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has termed the Election Commission (EC) as neutral and good only after assuring the BNP of victory.
Obaidul Quader said this at a regular briefing at his official residence in the Parliament building area on Wednesday (November 11).
Asked what role the BNP has played so far as an opposition party in advancing democracy, Quader said, “The BNP has nothing to do but lash out and criticize the government in everything.” They do not praise any good deed of the government, they cannot say white to white and truth to truth. Opposition is their only political strategy.
He asked how the BNP will add color to the developing rainbow of democracy? The US election has a lot to learn not only from the Election Commission, but also from the opposition The Election Commission of the country is a constitutional body, the commission has been working under the constitutional process.
The Awami League general secretary also said that they are far from the party role that people expect from the BNP to strengthen the democratic institutions. Obaidul Quader said that the path of BNP politics is not of conspiracy, not of democracy. He said that this party has proved it time and time again from its birth till now.
Talking about Mirza Fakhrul’s judiciary, he said the judiciary is working completely independently and without any pressure. In recent incidents, party leaders and activists have been sentenced and punished, but the government has not intervened. This proves that the judiciary is working independently. They thanked the judiciary if the verdict was in favor of the BNP and the government intervened when it was against.
Mentioning that the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is also working independently, the Bridges Minister said that cases are being filed against the people’s representatives of different levels of the ruling party and they have been punished. It is clear from this that the government has no interference in the ACC.