Although Khaleda Zia's participation is yet to be decided, the BNP will certainly join the upcoming general election, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
The Awami League general secretary said: "Although the court will decide whether Begum Zia could take part in the next polls or not, her party will certainly join it.
He made the remarks while exchanging views with journalists at Feni Circuit House on today.
The minister further said: "BNP should not miss the opportunity for only one person. BNP leaders have already admitted that their party remains strong even without Khaleda Zia and we want strong competitors. "
"The participation of the BNP Chief in next general elections depends on the court. Awami League has no relation to the case as well as the verdict," he added.