MPs can’t wield power during polls: Quader
AL govt won’t yield to UN pressure, he says
Published : Thursday, 13 September, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 226
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the members of parliament (MPs) will have no power during the election time. "Another session of parliament is likely to be held in mid-October which will be the last session. After that the ministers of the poll-time government will carry out routine works while MPs will have no power. The parliament will not be dissolved but it will not carry out any function. During election time, the parliament will not meet," he said.
Talking to the journalists after a meeting at Nagar Bhaban of Dhaka South City Corporation, Quader said, they will not yield to any unconstitutional pressure even if it is pressed by the United Nations due to the persuasion of the BNP. He came up with the remarks as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir set off for New York to meet UN officials.
Quader said, "The BNP is continuously making complaints to the UN against the country. When the UN calls anyone, he or she goes there. If UN learns about any problem in Bangladesh, they can ask us, but we will take our own decision. We will not yield to any unconstitutional pressure." About the BNP's demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Awami League General Secretary said the party will not yield to any unconstitutional demand.