AL rules out talks over polls


PV Desk : Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has ruled out the possibility of holding talks with the BNP or any other political party over the next general elections.
“Talks can be held if requires. We are a political party. So, we don’t want to shut the talks door permanently. But there is no necessity of holding talks over the next Parliamentary polls,” he said on Saturday (January 13).
Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said these at a press conference at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi office in the city.
The press conference was arranged to express the party’s formal reaction over the dialogue proposal of BNP.
Before the press conference of the ruling party, the BNP at a press conference at its chairperson’s Gulshan office urged the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to hold talks with all the political parties to resolve crisis. The party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at the conference rejected PM’s address to the nation.
Obaidul Quader at the Awami League’s press conference said that the common people are pleased with the PM’s speech. But the BNP is unhappy.