December 4, 2023, 5:57 am

Akhi Malek

2019-02-07 21:26:55 BdST

Upazila polls will be held in due time: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today reiterated that the upcoming upazila parishad elections would be held in due time across the country.

“Like the general election, upazila parishad elections will not be halted any way for anyone. It will be held within due time, following the rules and regulations,” he told reporters at AL President’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital after the launching of the party’s nomination form distribution among the aspirants who want to vie in the upazila parishad polls.

About the BNP’s black badge wearing programme over the last national elections, Quader said BNP experienced a devastating defeat in the last general polls and that is why its leaders should wear black badges.

“The election defeat makes them perplexed. Now, they are showing attitudes like the lost travelers,” he said.

Replying to a question, the AL general secretary said the party’s nominations will be given to the people who are efficient and acceptable to voters so that they can win the upazila parishad election.

Quader said they would give importance to the party’s survey report.

He said, however, said nominations would be given to aspirants who are named in the lists, sent by the presidents and general secretaries of AL zila and upazila units.

AL office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan and other leaders were present on the

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