US sanction on Rab officials will not affect next election: Quader

Publish: 7:02 PM, December 13, 2021 | Update: 7:02:PM, December 13, 2021

DHAKA,  – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the recent US sanction on seven former and incumbent officers of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) will not put any impact on the next general election.

“The US sanction in the month of victory will encourage militancy but it will not affect the existing Bangladesh-US relations,” he told reporters after a meeting at the AL president’s political office in the city’s Dhanmondi area.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said there is no reason to get the next election impacted by the US sanction.

“We will hold out our elections. Do we hold the elections as per the advice of the United States?” he questioned.