People upset BNP blueprint to mar city polls: Quader

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DHAKA, July 31, 2018 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road
Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that people foiled
“the BNP blueprint” to make controversial the three city corporation polls.

“People foiled the blueprint of BNP centering the three city polls,” he
told journalists at a press conference at the Awami League President’s
Dhanmondi political office in the city.

He said AL-nominated candidates achieved a landslide victory in the polls
of Barishal City Corporation (BCC) and Rajshahi city corporation (RCC) as
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government won the hearts of mass people.

The AL general secretary accused BNP of staging “a drama of mockery” in
the last few days to make the election questionable by all means.

Quader alleged that BNP mayoral candidate of BCC boycotted the polls
process early on the Election Day apprehending his defeat.

He said BNP-backed mayoral candidate Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul staged “many
dramas” in Rajshahi while BNP contestant in Sylhet Ariful Haque demanded
reelection before the voting ended but “later showed the victory sign”.

Quader said of five city corporations AL candidates won the mayoral posts
in four.

“The polls of the city corporations and other local government bodies
eventually proved that people accepted the politics of development being
spearheaded by party President Sheikh Hasina and rejected the negative
politics of BNP,” he said.

The AL general secretary said people do not want to see any alternative
government like the then Hawa Bahban of BNP.

Replying to a query about the initiative taken by government to check road
mishaps, Quader said, “Those who were responsible for the road accident that
killed two students in the city would be exposed to stern punitive actions.”

AL joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, MP, organizing secretaries
AFM Bahauddin Nasim, MP, and AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, publicity and
publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, MP, office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan
Golap, cultural affairs secretary Osim Kumar Ukil, environment and forest
affairs secretary Delwar Hossain, science and technology affairs secretary
Engineer Abdus Sabur, education and human resource affairs secretary Shamsun
Nahar Chapa, among others, were present at the press conference.