12:00 AM, January 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:41 AM, January 03, 2019

Show respect to people's mandate

Quader urges Oikyafront MPs-elect to join oath-taking ceremony

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said Jatiya Oikyafront MPs-elect should reconsider their decision to refrain from taking oath.

“People voted for them. We expect, they'll show respect to people's mandate. If they don't join the oath-taking ceremony, it'll be a manifestation of negligence to people's mandate," he said.

Quader made the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting with Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla at the secretariat.

Responding to a question about the size of the new cabinet, he said, “We have no idea at the moment. The prime minister will decide.”

In response to a question on how Awami League secured win in all the constituencies in Noakhali though it is a BNP stronghold, Quader said once there was organisational weakness of his party in the region and after he took charge as the general secretary of AL, the party successfully overcame the limitation.

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