Published:  03:56 AM, 12 September 2018

Polls-time govt in mid-Oct, says Obaidul Quader

Polls-time govt in mid-Oct, says Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said a truncated election-time government will be formed in mid-October to steer the country through the upcoming 11th parliamentary polls. 

"No-one from outside will be part of the government. I spoke to the prime minister and there'll be no technocrat as the election-time government will be a small administration," Quader said while speaking at press briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat.

"Jatiya Party has requested the government to include one or two more of their members to the poll-time government and the Prime Minister will consider the matter."

Quader, also the Minister for Road Transport and Bridges, said the size of the government will be like the one formed during the 2014 election.

He said the party's nomination for the national election will be finalized by October. He said the Prime Minister has given 'hint' to 60 to 70 leaders for taking preparation as they might get nomination. 

In another query of reporters how many seats will be given to the alliance parties in the next elections, Obaidul Quader said, it could be 60 to 70.

He also said that Jatiya Party has declared that if the BNP does not come to the polls, the Jatiya Party will compete without alliance. If BNP joins the fray, JP will form alliance. 

BNP is trying to create issue over its Chairperson Khaleda Zia's illness. She needs better treatment and it is possible at BSMMU as the hospital is specialized, said the AL leader."BNP couldn't do anything in last ten years and it will not be possible do anything also in next two months," said Quader.

He warned to local leaders not to involve in any ill competition centering national election as AL is now more united and well-organized than any time before.

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