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DHAKA: Trashing the report of Transparency
International (TIB) making allegations of election irregularities, Awami
League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the countrymen will
give a reply to TIB’s “fairy tale”.
“TIB is not neutral on polls issue. So, they are creating a fairy tale
over the polls. Transparent ballot boxes were used in the elections. No one,
including BNP and TIB, made any allegations on the polls day… Now TIB is
telling imaginary and unbelievable stories,” he said at an extended meeting
at AL office in city’s Bangabandhu Avenue.
Jubo League’s south city unit organized the meeting to make successful the
grand rally of Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan on January 19 with its
president Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in the chair.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said they (TIB)
didn’t find any reason of polls irregularities on the election day. “We don’t
know why they are creating such an incredible fairy tale more than two weeks
after the polls. The people of the country will give proper reply to them,”
He urged BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir to resign from
his post for failing to wage any movement even for 10 minutes in the last 10
years. “He should quit his post also for his party’s inability to get even 10
seats in the recent general election under his leadership,” Quader added.
The minister said the recent parliament election was a mass upsurge. The
people of the country took part in the polls cheerfully. Those, who rejected
the polls results, should seek apology from the people, he added.
Terming the Awami Jubo League as a disciplined organisation, Quader urged
its leaders and activists to play a vital role in making the grand rally a
Awami Jubo League Chairman Mohammad Omar Faruque addressed the meeting as
the special guest, while General Secretary Md Harunur Rashid addressed it as
the key speaker.