Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the popularity of a political party is not proved by public gatherings but its popularity will be tested in elections.
"BNP is making falsehood at their rallies, while it is trying to prove its popularity by gathering people. But the next elections will prove which party is more popular in the country," he told journalists after a function at Cumilla cantonment, according to BSS.
The event was arranged making the Armed Forces Day.
Speaking as the chief guest, Quader remembered the greatest Bangalee of all time and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and the sacrifices of martyrs and brave freedom fighters.
He said the Armed Forces are contributing to various development activities of the country, in addition, to properly performing their professional duties in dealing with any disaster at the national level, building infrastructure, serving humanity and preventing terrorism and militancy in Chattogram Hill Tracts and providing assistance to civil administration.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the Armed Forces are brightening the country's image in the international arena by faithfully discharging their duties in the United Nations peace missions.
He said the present government is strengthening the forces with modern military equipment aiming to modernise and expand those.