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Quader: Awami League will tackle BNP’s lawsuits legally

  • Published at 05:10 pm February 14th, 2019
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addresses a press briefing at the party president’s political office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Thursday, February 14, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The road, transport and bridges minister also claimed that BNP filed the cases to sustain their party

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that the ruling party will legally face BNP's cases filed with the election tribunal at the High Court challenging the 11th general election results.

"We have no problem with these [cases]. We will face the cases legally," he said.

Obaidul Quader said this at a press briefing at the party president’s political office in Dhanmondi, on Thursday, around 12pm.

“BNP also proposed that Dr Kamal Hossain head the tribunal, which is nothing but a joke,” he said.

The road, transport and bridges minister also claimed that BNP filed the cases to sustain their party.

Among others, Awami League Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, plus Science And Technology Secretary Abdus Sabur were present at the briefing. 

A total of 12 BNP national election candidates have filed cases with the election tribunal of the High Court; on allegations of vote-rigging and challenging the victory of the elected candidates.

More Jatiya Oikya Front candidates, of which BNP is a major element, also filed cases constituency-wise with the tribunal on Thursday.

Also Jatiya Oikya Front wishes to portray the "real scenario of vote-robbery" in the 11th general election—for the country's citizens and international community—through a public hearing on February 24, with Dr Kamal Hossain as a judge.