Dhaka, Tuesday   19 February 2019

India wants free, fair, inclusive election in Bangladesh: Quader

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:27 PM, 20 November 2018   Updated: 06:27 PM, 20 November 2018



Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said India wants a free, fair, credible and inclusive election in Bangladesh.

He made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla at the Secretariat.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said at the meeting, they discussed the ongoing projects taken under the Indian Line of Credit and the procurement of buses and trucks from India.

Asked whether India wants the continuation of the current government, he said, “If the country's people don't vote for us, how India will ensure our party's victory. We won't sit idle thinking that India wants us as no foreign country has any scope to interfere in the election. I don't think India has ever interfered in our internal issues.”

About finalizing the party nomination, Quader said it has already been finalized and now discussion is going on with the alliance partners.

He said the list of the party candidates will be published by November 24-25.

Asked what they will do if Jatiya Party does not join the ruling party-led alliance, he said they have taken preparations considering all aspects.