Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the BNP which opposed the construction of the Padma Bridge and other political parties will get invitation at the Padma Bridge inaugural function.
He said this at a programme in response to a question from journalists.
Responding to another question, Quader, also Awami League general secretary, said the BNP’s dream to come to power by threatening to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will turn into a nightmare.
Referring to the BNP as a big party, Quader said, "We also want them to come to the polls. If they want change of power, there is no alternative to participate in the polls."
“The BNP is threatening to assassinate Sheikh Hasina at home and abroad. They are threatening to stage a repeat of August 15," he also said.
He called upon the BNP secretary general to control those who are making such statements.
Earlier, Quader was present as the chief guest at a certificate distribution ceremony among trained women drivers organized by BRAC.
BRAC Executive Director Ashif Saleh presided over the event titled “Graduation of Women Drivers: A Step Towards Road Safety” at the BRAC Center in the capital.
Later, the minister distributed certificates among the women drivers trained at BRAC Driving School.