The army does not represent any political party or coalition, says the Awami League leader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the leaders of Jatiya Oikya Front, a political platform of opposition BNP and other parties, to refrain from doing activities or making any comments that raise questions against the Bangladesh Army.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, made the call to the opposition leaders while addressing an election rally of ruling Awami League at Ataturk High School in Dagonbhuiyan upazila of Feni around 12pm on Monday.
Criticizing the leaders of Oikya Front, he said: “You are raising questions against everyone, including the Election Commission, the judiciary and police.”
“However, the army does not represent any political party or coalition. Army personnel will perform their polls duties from a neutral point of view and all of us are very happy about that. But I am just asking those who are pleased now over army deployment to not do anything later that questions our patriotic armed forces,” he said.
Apart from Quader, other leaders of the party spoke at the campaign rally presided by Dagonbhuiyan upazila unit Awami League President Kamal Uddin.