Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday directed the authorities concerned to remove all illegal establishments along roads and highways across the country within a week.
The minister made the comment while visiting the Dhaka-Tangail highway at Chandra in the district.
About the Jatiya Oikyafront's demand for a fresh election, Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami League, said, “It's ridiculous to raise a question about the 11th parliamentary polls which got global recognition.”
He also urged the Oikyafront, an alliance of BNP and some other parties, to come to parliament to talk about their demands.
Democratic countries across the world, even Pakistan, recognised the polls, he said, adding, “In such a situation, Oikyafront's demand for fresh polls is just ridiculous.”