Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has rejected any possibility of the prime minister's resignation before the next general election, saying there is no instance of such resignations in the democratic countries of the world.
"Questions do not arise regarding the resignation of the prime minister before polls," he said while talking to the reporters after inaugurating the renovation of Dhaka bypass road in Narayanganj.
Rejecting the four-point demand of BNP, he and said: "It is their [BNP] matter whether they will take part in the polls or not.
"The next election will be held in due time as per the electoral procedures."
The Awami League general secretary said elections will not be halted for anyone.
The government will assist the Election Commission in holding the polls, he said.
BNP is making complaints to the foreigners after failing to wage a movement against the government, the minister said and suggested BNP for gaining support of the countrymen instead of complaining to the foreigners.
Earlier, the minister talked to the people concerned about the renovation work of the Dhaka bypass road and informed that four roads, including Araihazar and Dhaka bypass roads, will be repaired at cost of Taka 62 crore.
He said the repair work will be completed by May before the upcoming rainy season.
Officials of Road and Highways Division were present on the occasion, among others.