Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has urged the registered political parties to join all the upcoming elections including the upazila-level one.
The Minister came up with the call while talking to reporters after visiting the progress of the construction work of a flyover at Konabari in Gazipur city on Friday.
He said, "Once the Muslim League was a big political party and now their existence is facing extinction like endangered animals. Is BNP following the path of Muslim League?”
“BNP has chosen the path of self-destruction and shrinking through boycotting the polls," he said.
Quader also urged them to take part in the Upazila Parishad elections, Dhaka North City Corporation and Kishoreganj by-election, reports UNB.
The Awami League general secretary also asked the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to reconsider their decision about boycotting the elections.
BNP has decided not to participate in the upcoming upazila election as well as the by-polls to the vacant mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir disclosed the decision after a meeting of party standing committee members at BNP chairperson's Gulshan office on Thursday night.
"We've taken a decision that we're not taking part in the upazila election and the by-election to the mayoral post of the DNCC,” he said.
“We think elections under the current government and the Election Commission will only turn into a farce," he added.