News Desk: The Awami League will accept whatever decision the Election Commission (EC) takes regarding the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the upcoming parliamentary elections, said the party's general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
He said this in response to questions from journalists after paying tribute to the portrait of Shaheed Matiyur at Navkumar Institute in the capital on Tuesday (January 24).
Obaidul Quader said that in the 2018 elections, we wanted EVMs in all constituencies. In this election too, we have discussed with the Election Commission, we have demanded EVM in all constituencies. Now the decision is not ours, we just demanded it. Now we (Awami League) will accept the EC decision.
Pointing out that Bangabandhu was the only legitimate right to declare the independence of Bangladesh, the bridge minister said, in the 1970 elections, the Awami League under the leadership of Bangabandhu won 167 seats except for two out of 169 seats, and Bangabandhu left in one round because the Pakistan government was reluctant to hand over power to this winning party. freedom Today many claim to be libertarians. But no one except Bangabandhu had the legal right to declare independence that day. As Bangabandhu won a large number of seats, he alone had the legal right to declare the independence of Bangladesh. So no one else had any right to declare independence, others were readers of the declaration of independence. This is the reality.
Awami League General Secretary said, General Ziaur Rahman said after listening to Bangladesh's March 7 speech, we got the green signal of independence after listening to Bangabandhu's March 7 speech. Unfortunately today BNP does not recognize these days, does not observe these historical days. They do not observe Mujibnagar Government Day on 7th March, 7th June, 17th April. They do not observe 10 January. Today, January 24, was any coup day, the final milestone on the road to independence. They also deny this historical milestone. I want to say one thing, today BNP talks about coup. Their movement is the movement of their leaders and activists, there is no involvement of the people here. In the history of this territory, there was a popular uprising in fact, a popular uprising of 69. The movement of the 90s was a mass movement.