Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said leader Amir Hossain Amu’s statement on holding talks with the opposition BNP under UN mediation was an incidental remark.
“There will be no dialogue with the BNP over the issue of a neutral government,” Quader said while addressing a discussion organized by the Dhaka South City unit of the ruling Awami League marking the historic Six Points Day.
Mentioning that the BNP had fallen into its own trap after placing complaints to its foreign masters, he said they (BNP leaders) got a visa policy from the US instead of sanctions on Bangladesh.
“There is nothing to be worried about the visa policy. Who will get a visa and who would not depends on the US,” the Awami League general secretary said.
He said the visa policy will be applied against those, who will disrupt the elections
“Who wants to create disorder?,” he raised the question, adding: “They are the BNP men.”
Pointing to BNP Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the Awami League general secretary said the Supreme Court, not the Awami League, scrapped the caretaker government system.
“There is a constitution and an Election Commission in the country, so there is no reason to be worried about the polls,” he said.
“Foreign friends want fair elections and we will do that. The BNP wants to dissolve the parliament, which does not happen anywhere in the world. They (BNP leaders) want the government’s fall,” he added.
Quader said when the BNP assumed power, they swallowed up democracy, elections, and the values of the Liberation War, so the country is not safe under its reign.
If the BNP comes to power again, it will gobble up the whole country, he said.
Chaired by Dhaka South City Awami League President Abu Ahmed Mannafi, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Awami League presidium members Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya Bir Bikram and Advocate Qamrul Islam and others.
Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya vowed that the next general elections would be held in line with the country’s constitution and none would be able to stop it.