Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said if the government resigns, who will hold dialogue?
"If the government resigns, who will hold dialogue? Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (secretary general of BNP) should give answer in this regard," he said at a distribution function of Ifter items and Eid gifts on the ground of Sidhanta High School in the city.
Dhaka City North unit of AL organised the distribution programme of Ifter items and Eid gifts.
AL Organising Secretary Mirza Azam, among others, addressed the function with President of AL Dhaka City North unit Sheikh Bazlur Rahman in the chair.
"BNP demands holding dialogue after resignation of the government... they (BNP) are talking baseless and perplexed as the party has failed to wage movement," Quader said.
The AL General Secretary said BNP wants to foil election as the party knows that they will be defeated in the next general.
Mentioning the Election Commission as a neutral, he said the government would not interfere in the election. The government will resist any attempt to foil next parliamentary election with an iron hand, Qader added.
He said BNP is creating a suffering for people as the party is blocking roads in the name of movement during the month of Ramadan.
BNP is identified as arson attackers among the people, Quader said adding "Now, they (BNP) are talking about arson... virtually they are revealing their identity."
Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir repeatedly is speaking about fire incidents, the AL General Secretary said, "It has created doubt that are they (BNP) involved with the fire incidents occurred in different areas in the city?"
He said, "BNP is holding sit-in programme... it is their movement. People do not accept such types of movement as it would not reflect desire and aspiration of people."
"BNP is trying to meet foreign diplomats.... they are planning to complain to the United Nations but it has no authority to accept the complaint," he continued.
He said many foreign leaders come to Bangladesh and they meet with the government. But they (foreign leaders) do not meet with BNP, he also added.