30 former MPs including 15 central leaders of BNP participating in election: Quader
Dhaka, Dec 2: Thirty former parliamentarians including 15 central leaders of BNP are participating in the 12th national parliament elections.
Awami League Obaidul Quader said this at a press conference on current affairs at the political office of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in Dhanmondi of the capital on Friday.
Quader said, "Participating in the election of thirty parties is a big success. 15 central leaders and 30 former parliament members of BNP are participating in this election. In many countries in Europe-Africa-Latin America, opposition parties do not participate in elections. Does that make the election illegal? If some parties do not come, the election will not be participatory, it will be illegal, there is no such thing."
He said that 30 registered political parties are participating in the elections. It is a big success. Many people from BNP are also participating.
Obaidul Quader said, "After many days around the election, a festive atmosphere is seen all over the country. A feast to behold. The election is a festive atmosphere with people's participation, it doesn't matter which party came or not."
Obaidul Quader said about the decision of Awami League to nominate BNP leader Shahjahan Omar for Jhalkathi-1 constituency, BNP leader Shahjahan Omar came from Awami League because he likes to do it. It is a strategic decision of the team.
The general secretary of Awami League said about seat agreement with partners and independent candidates, there will be coordination in these matters while maintaining party discipline. A decision will be taken after observing them till December 16. Independent candidates of the party also cannot be elected in a random manner.
Stating that the election train will not stop due to anyone's words or obstacles, the Awami League General Secretary said that people's participation and festive elections are the main thing. There is no thought about which political party will participate or not. There will be beautiful participatory elections. There is a fair election environment. That's why we continue to fight without compromise. Manifesto will be issued on time; almost final. To be announced at a convenient time.