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Quader describes BNP's participation in elections as joke

| Updated: December 08, 2020 20:11:30

Quader describes BNP's participation in elections as joke

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday described BNP's participation and boycott in the elections a joke.

"The purpose of their participation in the elections was only to question the government and the Election Commission. They are staging a joke in the name of electioneering," he said.

The road transport and bridge minister made the allegations while talking to the reporters after placing wreaths at the graves of August 15 martyrs including Sheikh Russell at the Banani graveyard, reports UNB.

Awami League candidates have won Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies while the BNP candidates in those two constituencies have boycotted the elections alleging vote rigging.

Recalling Sheikh Russell, the Awami League general secretary said the August 15 massacre was more horrific than the tragedy of  Karbala, noting how the killers did not spare 10-year-old Sheikh Russell even.  

He also said that the fugitive killers would be brought back to the country to face justice.

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