Opposition parties’ call for a ‘national dialogue’ to hold a fresh election is unnecessary and entirely illogical, said Obaidul Quader.
“Given the polls sparked no questions or dispute and rather attracted worldwide support, there’s no need or logical basis for such dialogues,” the road transport minister said.
Quader’s remarks came on Saturday (Jan 12) after visiting BRTA’s Mobile Court’s proceedings at the capital’s Manik Mia Avenue.
He also said that the demands, floated by some opposition parties, are nothing but wishful thinking.
On left parties’ allegations over the polls, Quader said, “For the first time, our prime minister received greetings and support from the democratic countries ahead of forming a government. So, these allegations are irrelevant.”
On BRTA’s drive against flouting traffic laws, the minister said, “The raids were suspended during the polls season contributing to a rise in irregularities. However, within two hours today (Saturday) offenders were slapped with Tk 98,000 fine, eight vehicles were confiscated, three have been sent to jail and 42 cases have been lodged.”
BRTA has been instructed to step up their drive, Quader said.
Emphasizing on a change of mass people’s mindset, he asked for everyone’s support in raising awareness on road safety.
On ruling Awami League’s next council, Quader said it’ll be held in October.