Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP has sensed that they have no scope to go to power normally and hence they along with their fundamentalist ally are intriguing to topple the government.
The Awami League leader came up with this observation while speaking to the reporters after attending a mass-contact programme of AL in city’s Gabtoli area.
“They (BNP) should keep in mind that it is not 2014, it is 2018. The people of the country will give befitting reply to BNP if they want to create anarchy centering the forthcoming parliamentary polls,” Quader told.
Earlier, the AL general secretary distributed leaflets in the area on the fifth day of their week-long mass contact programme for showcasing the development works of the government and highlighting acts of terrorism and violence of BNP-Jamaat.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said BNP is pursuing dirty politics over the health issue of its chief Begum Khaleda Zia.
He said the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is the right place for the treatment of Begum Zia. The court has also given the directive to this end, he said, adding the government is not doing any dirty politics on Begum Zia’s health issue.
But, Quader said, the leaders of BNP are indulged in nasty politics on Begum Zia’s treatment.
The ruling party general secretary said, “I didn’t tell any party to make unity with us. I told that the left-leaning parties believe in the spirit of the Liberation War and they respect Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. I urged them to be united. We want unity against fundamentalist evil forces, against the dirty politics and against the enemies of the Liberation War.”
About the use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Quader said his party wants the EVMs to be used in a limited scale in the upcoming national polls. AL also made a demand for using EVM to the Election Commission, he added.
AL Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das and Forests, Environment Secretary Delowar Hossain and AL City North unit General Secretary Sadek Khan, among others, accompanied him during the mass contact.
Later, in the evening, mass contact programmes were held in city’s Khilgaon and Shaymoli areas.