The minister said that the people have been giving the ruling party their mandate time and again to protect themselves from BNP’s misrule
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader sought cooperation of all political parties, including the BNP, and others concerned in forming a neutral Election Commission (EC).
"We're seeking cooperation from all concerned, including BNP, in forming a neutral EC, not for a neutral government," he told the media at his official residence on Wednesday.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said all things related to elections are under the jurisdiction of the EC, while the commission is all in all in holding elections.
During elections, he said, the government performs its routine works only and it provides all-out support to the EC in holding elections in a free, fair and neutral manner.
Responding to the allegations of BNP, the AL general secretary said the country's people are giving their mandates to the Awami League time and again to keep them safe from the BNP's misrules.
Saying that the people of the country are in a comfortable position during the reign of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government, he added: people are not so confused that they would fall into the trap of BNP's reckless politics.
Quader said the people turned away their faces from the BNP long ago and it was proved very clearly in the recent by-polls and local government elections.