Alexa ‘Mahbub Talukder attuning BNP’s tune’

Dhaka, Thursday   20 February 2020


‘Mahbub Talukder attuning BNP’s tune’

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:46 PM, 27 January 2020   Updated: 04:44 PM, 27 January 2020

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Election Commissioner (EC) Mahbub Talukder is attuning BNP’s tune. 

“There may be a dissenting opinion, however, EC Mahbub Talukder is attuning BNP’s tune and speaking those out from his position,” he made the remarks at a press conference at the Secretariat on Monday afternoon. 

Referring to the clash in Gopibagh, Obaidul Quader said BNP candidate himself carried out the attack on the opponent’s office.  On the contrary, the BNP’s accusation is like throwing a stone in the dark. “The EC will have to investigate the incident properly and must direct the law enforcers to take action by revealing the truth.”

Calling the EC to be more stringent, the minister said that the Commission must take initiative to continue the current festive atmosphere of the election. The law enforcers are now under the control of the Commission. The Commission can take action against those who are destroying the environment. “At the end of the moment, we are not ordering detention or harassment to any candidate,” said the minister.  

Mentioning Gambia’s case in the Rohingya issue has shown good courage, Obaidul Quader said there is a doubt how much Myanmar will comply with the interim order of The Hague court.