No evil force can hinder upcoming elections: AL


Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said BNP is now involved in a deep rooted conspiracy to foil the upcoming 12th general elections and destroy the polls environment.

“In the continuity of the past, they (BNP) want to make the elections and the electoral process questionable by standing against democratic process.

At the same time, they want to disrupt the pace of development and political stability in the country,” he said in a statement.

He reiterated that the upcoming general elections would be held on time in line with the constitution and no evil force would be able to halt it.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said elections were held in the past as per the constitution and polls will be held in the future on the same way too.


In 2014, he said, BNP men burnt many innocent people alive through arson attacks across the country aiming to foil the elections.

In the name of resisting the elections, BNP burnt more than 3,000 people alive, set over 500 polling booths and public and private institutions, including schools, on fire, killed a judge sitting in the courtroom by bomb attack, killed a lawyer, uprooted rail trucks, cut down hundreds of trees and carried out barbaric destructive acts by cutting roads, the AL general secretary said.

He said no political party can do such behaviour of vengeance on the people of its own country, while the entire world astonished at the activities of BNP.

In the 2018 elections, BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman, the blessed son of corruption and convicted fugitive, was engaged in nomination trade sitting in London while BNP gave nominations to some 750 people against 300 seats, Quader said.