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Khaleda Zia will be invited to the inauguration ceremony of the Padma Bridge if she falls within the rules

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  • 05 June, 2022 10:37:20

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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will be invited to the inauguration ceremony of the Padma Bridge if it falls within the rules.

He made the remarks at a function in the capital on Saturday (June 4th).

Obaidul Quader said all political parties, including the BNP, which opposed the construction of the Padma Bridge, would be invited to the inaugural function.

In response to a question from reporters on whether Khaleda Zia will be invited or not, Quader said that she should be invited as BNP chairperson. But we will follow the rules (invitation). If it falls within the rules, I will definitely give it. Now he is punished.

He said BNP is a big party. We also want them to come to the polls. There is no alternative to participating in elections if you want a change of power.

"However, the colorful dream of the BNP to come to power by threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will turn into a nightmare," he added.

Awami League general secretary said BNP is threatening to kill Sheikh Hasina at home and abroad. He called on the BNP secretary general to address those who are making such statements. Otherwise, the consequences will be terrible, he warned.

Earlier, Obaidul Quader was present as the chief guest at the post-training certificate distribution ceremony for trained women drivers organized by BRAC.

He said it was safe for women drivers to drive, adding that priority should be given to hiring women drivers.

Presided over by BRAC Executive Director Ashif Saleh, the event was titled 'Graduation of Women Drivers: A Step Towards Road Safety' at the BRAC Center in the capital. Tajul Islam.

Later, Obaidul Quader distributed certificates among the women drivers trained at BRAC Driving School.

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