Road Transport and Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that the government wants to make the upcoming national election free and fair and it will resist if anyone attempts to impede the next election.
The Minister said this after paying homage to national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on his 124th birth anniversary at his graveyards at Dhaka University in the morning, UNB reports. Quader assured that the government will extend all possible cooperation to the Election Commission to hold a free and fair election.
Replying to a question, Quader, the Awami League general secretary, said those who set fire to buses, vandalise those in the name of movement ahead of the election are engaged in political violence. About the non-communal spirit of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the minister said, "We want to be inspired by the non-communal humanist spirit of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam."
Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, SM Kamal Hossain, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur, Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua and other central leaders were present on the occasion.