Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader
today said the country’s people have complete trust and confidence in the
Search Committee formed to constitute a new Election Commission (EC).
“The Search Committee has been formed following constitutional procedure
and proper process of law for formation of the Election Commission (EC),” he
said in a statement.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said BNP secretary
general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has been intentionally making negative
and misleading remarks about the Search Committee.
“We understand the BNP’s inner ache. The BNP, which has failed miserably
in the field of politics, is now involved in a failed attempt to measure the
peoples’ expectations on the basis of its own frustration and despair,” he
The AL general secretary said all members of the Search Committee are well-
established in their respective fields and each of them is making significant
contributions to the national life.
In addition to their professional works, he said, they have gained a
distinct identity through their works, while their love and responsibility
towards the nation are unquestionable.
As per the law, Quader said the Search Committee has been formed with the
patriotic dignitaries who performed their constitutional responsibilities and
the people have complete trust in the committee.
He said the Search Committee has already sought proposals from all the
registered political parties aiming to constitute an independent and neutral
EC and it expressed firm commitment to form an acceptable and strong EC based
on the proposals of all.
People expect that the search committee’s pledge in forming a strong EC
will be implemented, he added.
The road transport minister said the nationalist spirit that rose through
the long liberation struggle under the leadership of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was halted by the conspiracy of the
murderers Zia-Mushtaq clique. And the advancement of non-communal democratic
progressive Bangladesh was also stalled.
He said the BNP had started its journey with a vow to assume state power
illegally and protecting the interest of the killers and anti-liberation
Quader said the path of BNP’s politics kept rotating around the
expectations and aspirations of the anti-state, anti-liberation forces and
conspirators, while the party is still involved in ill-politics of
patronising autocrats, terrorists, militancy and war criminals, and
preserving their interests.
“The word peoples’ expectation does not suit in their (BNP leaders) lips,”
Blaming BNP for practicing politics to protect its own and vested quarters’
interest, the AL general secretary said instead of participating in
elections, BNP is involved in an intrigue to make those questionable.
He urged the BNP leaders to practice democratic norms by avoiding its wrong
policy of boycotting polls.