Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the national council of the party will be held in October this year.
“There will be no national council of Awami League before this,” Quader said responding to a query during an inspection of the BRTA mobile court’s operations at Dhaka’s Manik Mia Avenue on Saturday.
The Awami League re-elected Sheikh Hasina as President while Obaidul Quader as General Secretary during its 20th triennial council on October 22-23, 2016.
In the 20th triennial council, Awami League Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury proposed Hasina’s name as president. Syed Ashraful Islam, who served as general secretary of the party for two terms, proposed the name of Quader as his successor. Both Hasina and Quader were elected unopposed.
In replying to a question on the occasion the AL GS reiterated his stance saying there is no scope for dialogue with the opposition parties who are demanding for a fresh election under a nonpartisan caretaker government.
“Democratic countries have extended their support to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before the formation of the new government. So, there is no need for holding any such dialogue,” Quader told reporters.
Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain, on January 10, claimed the December 30 election was “farcical”, and called for a national dialogue to find a way for holding a fresh election as per the constitution.
Along with that, the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA), a coalition of eight left-leaning political parties also recently demanded the same bringing widespread allegations of vote rigging and ballot stuffing in the recently concluded polls.
“It is nothing but an undesirable demand,” Quader added.
About the discipline on roads and highways, Quader said the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) will continue the activities of the mobile court in a bid to bring discipline on the roads.
Responding to a query, he said the people will have to change their attitude or else the mismanagement on the streets cannot be eradicated.