Polls-time govt by mid-October: Quader

Polls-time govt by mid-October: Quader

Dhaka, Sep 11 (Just News): The election-time government will be formed in mid-October, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today.

The size of the government will be similar to that of the last election, Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this at a press conference at the Secretariat.

“I have had discussions with the prime minister. There will be no technocrats in the election-time government and its size will be small,” the AL general secretary said.

Asked about the Jatiya Party’s request to include one or two of its leaders to the polls-time government, Quader said the prime minister will consider the issue.

The nomination of eligible candidates for the national elections will be finalised within next month, he said.

About the hearsay that a list of 100 candidates has been prepared, Quader said he does not know about such a list. “Even if such list exists, only Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina knows it.”

About the seat allocation among the party alliances, he said the number could be 65-70.

If BNP does not participate in the elections, Jatiya Party will separately contest the elections, he also said.

Quader also alleged that BNP is doing politics over the sickness of Khaleda Zia. “Khaleda Zia requires better treatment. So, what is the problem if Khaleda Zia is taken to a hospital where better treatment is possible? Actually they (BNP leaders) are trying to do politics over the issue.”

The ministry organized the briefing to address various contemporary issues.