He said that the elections in Bangladesh would be held in accordance to the constitution. No elections would be held outside of this. The presidium member requested that foreigners not poke their nose in Bangladesh's politics. He said, Bangladesh does not interfere in the issues of foreign countries. So much happens in other countries. There was so much trouble during the US elections. Bangladesh did not interfere.
Sheikh Selim said, "They (the foreigners) are motivated towards one side. They issue statements before any incident happens." He said, the police were attacked, they were injured and this was shown on television. But they (the foreigners) had nothing to say about that. From the statements they made it seems as if Awami League is completely destroying democracy.
Sheikh Selim said, what is done in their country if a meeting is to be held? Can anyone sit in front of White House and hold a meeting? Can anyone hold a meeting at No 10 Downing Street in London? And the government even said that BNP can hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan.
Also present at the reception sub-committee preparatory meeting were Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, international affairs secretary Shammi Ahmed and others.