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Quader: Casting of 100% votes in elections 'normal'

  • Published at 11:59 pm July 14th, 2019
File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Courtesy

The minister urged his party activists to stand beside flood-affected people

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday claimed that casting of 100% votes in elections "is normal".

“During the BNP regime around 114% and 110% votes were cast, but that did not happen this year,'' he said, while speaking to reporters at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport before departing for Singapore to get a follow-up checkup at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

He added that the ruling party had nothing to say over the national election, and that if BNP wants to go to court over the issue, they can.

He said: “Going to court is their right. They can go to the court regarding the percentage of votes cast. I do not want to say anything over the issue.”

Quader also claimed that the general public are not supporting BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) because of their negative politics.

The general secretary also urged his party activists and leaders to stand beside the flood-affected people.

He said: “People are the main wealth of Awami League. We should stand beside those who are suffering due to the flood.”