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Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that BNP is always engaged in anti-democratic activities. The undemocratic political evil that revolves around them is the main obstacle to democracy and fair elections in this country.
He said this in a statement condemning and protesting the politically motivated speech of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday.
Obaidul Quader said that whenever BNP came to power, the progressing democracy of the country stumbled. On the contrary, Awami League has fought for a long time to establish the democratic rights of the people of this country, including the right to vote and rice. The voting rights of the people of this country have been established by the hands of the Awami League. As Sheikh Hasina has been in charge of the state for almost a decade and a half, the country’s democracy is in a stronger position than at any time in the past. All the plans and activities of the government have been carried out keeping in mind the aspirations and opinions of the people. In order to provide a strong foundation for democracy, new institutions have been built along with increasing the capacity of democratic institutions.
He also said that BNP has always joked with the people of this country in the name of democracy. BNP founder Ziaur Rahman gave the country curfew brand democracy. The specter of military dictatorship in the guise of democracy was imposed on the people of this country. It is not unknown to the countrymen that Aziz formed the Election Commission and created 1 crore 23 lakh fake voters in order to seize power by rigging the vote. BNP has destroyed the democratic culture, democratic structures, and institutions of this country.
Awami League General Secretary said that whenever BNP came to power, it has run a steamroller of torture on the people of this country. All kinds of methods have been adopted to wipe out the opposition. The best example of which is the attempt to kill Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina, the center of the democratic spirit of this country, through the grenade attack on August 21. Besides, the BNP-Jamaat coalition came to power in 2001 and inflicted indescribable torture on minorities. Besides, they killed 21 thousand activists of the Awami League.
The Minister of Road Transport and Bridges said that according to the constitution, the next national election will be held under the Election Commission. Even during elections, a caretaker government will be in charge of running the state. That government will only perform its routine duties. The people will elect their representatives through suffrage. There is no scope for its disruption in order to protect constitutional continuity in accordance with the prevailing democratic system in the world.