February 8, 2017 - 4:49pm
In response to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's remark on newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the appointment of CEC was a reflection of people's will, not the prime minister's.
Obaidul made the statement while talking to journalists at the contract signing ceremony of the Third Shitalakhya Bridge in Dhaka’s Le Meridian Hotel Wednesday morning.
Pointing at the BNP, he said: “Their approach is to negate everything.
“However, I am pretty sure that the BNP will take part in the next election under this Election Commission.”
He said that the newly-formed EC seemed good. “We have to wait and see their performance in order to evaluate them.”
When pointed towards the fact that the new CEC was made OSD during the BNP regime, Obaidul said that the CEC had already affirmed that he would not be driven by that sentiment.
“We hope that the next election will be free and fair,” he added.
Earlier, the contract was signed between Roads and Highways Department and Sinohydro Corporation Ltd, China where delegates from both sides were present. The Tk4.5 crore project is financed by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).
The construction work will begin in March and is expected to be completed by March 2020, the minister said after the signing ceremony.
The bridge will be established at Bandar of Narayanganj. It will provide an alternative route to bypass traffic and facilitate the connectivity of Dhaka-Chittagang, Dhaka-Sylhet and Dhaka-Mawa highways, said Project Director Md Iqbal.