Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque said, ‘People of the country have rejected terrorism. Today’s vote is a vote to protect democracy. We will inshallah be victorious and protect democracy.’
He said this in response to questions from journalists after voting at Panyarup Government Primary School Center in Kasba Upazila of Brahmanbaria at around 12 noon on Sunday.
Anisul Haque is a Bangladesh Awami League nominated Member of Parliament candidate from Brahmanbaria-4 (Kasba-Akhaura) Constituency.
When reporters asked the law minister’s response to those who called for strike and non-cooperation movement to oppose the election, he said, ‘There is rule of law in the country. Law will run at its own pace if someone is non-cooperative, wrongful or criminal.’
Anisul Haque said, ‘I brought the news so far, people from all over the country are spontaneously coming to the polling stations and voting. That means people are committed to establishing democracy. That is being proved.’
The minister said, ‘People are coming to vote in cars, rickshaws and babytax. Strike means they are supposed to be closed. That means the people of Bangladesh do not accept this strike. They rejected the strike.’
In response to a question, Anisul Haque further said, ‘BNP did not make a mistake by not coming to the election – only they know what they did right. Because I don’t have a very high opinion about their political principles. So in that case, I would say, those who are democratic in BNP, they must have made a mistake. That is because they have not tested their acceptance by the public.’