Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the court will decide whether BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia could participate in the 11th parliamentary polls due in December this year.
“Whether BNP chief Khaleda Zia would be able to take part in the election depends on court. The government has no role to play this regard,” he said while speaking to journalists at Feni Circuit House on Saturday.
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“BNP leaders claimed that their party has become even stronger and more popular after Khaleda Zia was put in jail. If so, let them come and face the election” he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said: “We hope that all political parties will participate in the polls.”
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About the certified copy of the lower court verdict that sentenced the BNP chief to five years in prison, the minister said it is not so easy to type and issue a 632-page verdict. “The court needs a reasonable amount of time to issue the copy. It will be released ‘in due time’.”
District Awami League President Abdur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Roy, Feni Superintendent of Police SM Jahangir Alam Sarker were present there.