Quader was talking to reporters after a views-exchange meeting with the cultural personalities at a city hotel.
About Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hosssain's call to people to guard the polling stations on the election day, he said, “If anyone resorts to violence in the name of guarding polling centers, not only our party men but also people will resist them.”
Describing BNP as a leaderless party, the ruling party leader said, "We fear that their internal problems will be harmful to the election.”
About BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s allegation of the wholesale arrest of opposition leaders and activists, Quader said, “That unleashed violence in Nayapaltan must be punished. If BNP cooperates through providing the list of the culprits, no one will be arrested for political reasons.”