The AL leader responds to Mahbub Talukder's comment on the Election Commission
Criticizing Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said it is Mahbub Talukder, not the Election Commission, who is suffering from “mental problems”.
“How come Mahbub Talukder, the commissioner of a constitutional body, the Election Commission, keeps making political remarks siding with a political party?"
The Awami League general secretary said this while inaugurating the council of the party’s five local units of Ward No 19 under Mohammadpur police station.
“With his remarks, it seems that it is he, not the EC, who suffers from complicated mental diseases. Now he is the main problem of the EC,” said Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister.
Mahbub Talukder on Sunday at his office told reporters that the Election Commission is now infected with some complex diseases and the state of democracy is now at a critical stage due to its side effects.
Pointing at Awami League leaders, Quader urged them not to allow any controversial and evil-doers like identified terrors and drug peddlers, extortionists, and land grabbers to enter the party.
“Allegations have it regarding identified terrors, extortionists, land grabbers, and identified drug peddlers. Don’t give any party position to such controversial persons and evil-doers,” he said.
The minister asked the leaders not to allow bad guys to strengthen their respective groups as they will not be available during bad days. “Only bonafide and dedicated activists are found during bad days,” he added.