Awami League advisory council member and commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday said that election was an internal matter of the country and foreigners never interfered in any country’s election.
‘Holding elections in the country is our internal matter. Foreigners never interfere in polls of any country. They did not interfere in the past and will not do so in future,’ he said while replying to a question from journalists in Daulatkhan upazila after distributing lungis and sharees among the destitute ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr.
The minister said that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was now going to India and other countries (over election), but this party had sheltered pro-Pakistan Indian separatists.
BNP used to criticise India and Khaleda Zia did not even meet with the then Indian president Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to Bangladesh, he added.
‘BNP sometimes demands supportive government and sometimes caretaker government for polls,’ he said, adding that caretaker government would never come back in the country.
BNP should take preparations for election and stop all other endeavours, Tofail said.
Noting that the court had sentenced Khaleda, the minister said, ‘No political party or individual has sentenced her. So, the jail authorities will take necessary steps for her medical treatment.’
Daulatkhan upazila chairman Md Manjur Alam Khan, organizing secretary of Bhola AL Mainul Hossain Biplab and local union parishad chairman Yeasin Litan were present on the occasion, among others.
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