Alliance to raise election remarks with Menon

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:20, Oct 23,2019


Awami League-led alliance holds a roundtable discussion on recently signed deals between India and Bangladesh at the AL office on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age photo

Awami League-led alliance spokesman  AL presidium member Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said that they would discuss with Rashed Khan Menon, alliance partner Workers Party of Bangladesh president, about his recent remark on the last national election.

Menon on Saturday said that the people could not cast their votes in the December 30, 2018 national election through which the AL-led alliance came to power.

‘I was elected in the polls. I am testifying that the people could not cast their votes in the election. They could not cast their votes in the elections of the union parishads and upazila parishads,’ said Menon, also a current lawmaker and a former minister in the AL-led government.

Menon made the remark while addressing as the chief guest the inaugural session of the district unit conference of his party at Ashwini Kumar Hall in Barishal city.

Nasim revealed the decision on having a talk with Menon at the AL central office on Bangabandhu Avenue while replying to a question from a reporter after a roundtable discussion there on the Bangladesh-India memorandums signed during the recent India visit of prime mistier Sheikh Hasina.

‘Our alliance was not embarrassed by what Menon said on the election issue, but we shall discuss the issue with him and inform the decision later,’ he added.   

He further said, ‘Our alliance was formed on the basis of ideals, so the unity of the alliance would not break for the comment Menon made.’

Workers Party general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha attended the roundtable but Menon did not.

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