Communications Minister Obaidul Quader today termed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s proposal for polls-time government as “impractical”.
The minister made the comment while talking to the journalists in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong.
Highlighting the limitations of the proposal, Quader said Khaleda came up with the proposal without doing any homework.
The BNP chairperson and leader of the 18-party opposition alliance yesterday proposed forming a non-partisan polls-time government headed by a respected person to be chosen by consensus between the ruling and opposition parties.
She suggested that the Awami League and the BNP nominate five advisers each for the 10-member advisory council from among the former advisers of the 1996 and 2001 caretaker governments.
Talking on this, Quader said today that some of the former advisers of the 1996 and 2001 caretaker governments have died and two to three others are not physically well.
“There could be no problem had the opposition leader considered the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal for an all-party polls-time government positively,” he said, adding that many people and countries like the US and the UK welcomed the proposal cordially.
He however said the door for consensus and dialogue still remained open.
Earlier, the minister inaugurated construction works at Kalirhat of the upazila.