'People of the country rejected them and that is why they lost in the election'
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said BNP pocketed thousands of crore taka from “nomination business” in the 11th general polls and therefore did not nominate any qualified candidates in the election race.
The minister said this while attending a reception organized by the Kasba upazila Awami League in Brahmanbaria on Thursday.
Anisul said: “BNP gave nominations to five-six candidates in each constituency. Their main aim was to extort money from the nomination seekers and send it to London and for them as well.
“People of the country rejected them and that is why they lost in the election.”
“Now they (BNP) are saying the election was not acceptable. People have voted for the Awami League and Sheikh Hasina, their mandate for Awami League is clear.Further they want dialogue again,” Anisul added.
The law minister added: “Our prime minister sat with every political party before the polls. Even the poll time was rescheduled by the Election Commission according to their demands.
“Bangladesh will continue to prosper under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.”
Upazila Awami League Joint Convener MG Hakkani presided over the program where Upazila Chairman Anisul Haque Bhuyian; Vice- Chairman Shahina Sultana, also spoke at the program.