Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the government has nothing to do if the court disqualifies BNP chief Khaleda Zia from contesting the upcoming national election.
“There is no scope for contesting the upcoming polls if Khaleda Zia is disqualified following the court verdict,” he said.
Quader, also the minister for road transport and bridges, came up with the remark while visiting activities of a mobile court of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority on Dhaka-Mawa highway.
Terming Khaleda Zia’s crime “misappropriation of state money”, the AL general secretary said though BNP has got the certified copy of the verdict, it unleashes propaganda.
Quader said, “The court will decide the next course of action following the BNP’s petition. What the Awami League or government can do if the court disqualifies her from contesting the election?”
“There is nothing to do for the AL or government to bring BNP to the election if the BNP chief is disqualified for the next election,” he said.
Quader said the country will again become champion in corruption if BNP returns to state power.“Isn’t there any single person, apart from corrupt, convicted and fugitive persons, in BNP who can be made the acting chairperson of the party?” he posed a question.
“By appointing a corrupt and fugitive person as chairperson, the BNP proved that Bangladesh would become champion in corruption if it will return to power again.”
Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s press conference held on Monday, Quader said, “The prime minister’s statement has exposed the unlawful character of BNP.”