Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP takes part in elections not to win but to make the polls questionable.
“The people have boycotted BNP because of its negative politics. BNP is digging its own grave by making the polls questionable,” he told the council of the party’s Manda Upazila unit in Naogaon district.
He joined it through a videoconferencing from his official residence on parliament premises in Dhaka, reports BSS.
About BNP’s allegation that the government is trying to make the country devoid of opposition party, Quader said BNP’s comments are baseless.
In fact, the government wants a strong and responsible opposition party to strengthen the practice of democracy, he added.
He said there is no crisis in the country rather BNP’s politics is going through a massive crisis. BNP’s political philosophy is now in a miserable state, he added.
The minister said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government does not fear any criticism rather it welcomes constructive criticism.
He said the country’s economy started rebounding overcoming the negative effects of coronavirus pandemic while the country attained enviable growth. Only BNP could not see any development in the country, he added.