AL hails BNP’s decision to file case with election tribunal

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 17:54, Feb 10, 2019 | Updated : 17:56, Feb 10, 2019

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader was adressing the media at the party’s central offices at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Nov 25, 2018. File PhotoRuling Awami League (AL) has hailed BNP’s decision to open legal battles over the alleged rampant irregularities reported during the 11th national election held on Dec 30 last year.
“Everyone has right to lodge cases against any election result… We welcome the decision of lodging cases from the BNP’s district level against the national poll results,” said AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader
Quader was talking to the reporters at AL president’s political office in city’s Dhanmondi on Sunday (Feb 10), state news agency BSS reports.
Quader, who is the road transport minister, said BNP has no ability to run any movement. So, complaint and cases are their last resort, he added.
Earlier, Quader announced the names AL chairman contenders for the second phase of the fifth Upazila Council elections in 122 upazilas, slated for Mar 18.
Replying another quarry, Quader said, “We are trying our best to follow the Election Commission’s rules. Even we didn’t give any nomination to the municipality mayors or upazila chairmen in the last parliament election. We also didn’t give any nomination to the municipality mayors or Union Parishad chairmen in the upazila polls till now. If we get any allegation, we will investigate.”
“We are trying to ensure 33 percent women representation as per the RPO,” he added.