Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader called upon party leaders and workers to remain alert against “conspiracies of BNP-Jamaat clique”.
“BNP-Jamaat clique is still hatching conspiracies. We will have to remain united against their conspiracies,” he told an anti-terrorism rally in front of AL central office at Bangabandhu Avenue today .Dhaka City North and South units of AL jointly arranged the rally marking the anniversary of countrywide series bombings on August 17 in 2005.
About BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s remark that the government wants to make BNP leaderless, Quader said BNP leaders themselves are making the party bankrupt.
Fakhrul did not take oath in due time after being elected a member of parliament and made the parliamentary seat vacant, he said.
The AL general secretary said: "BNP has made itself bankrupt by doing negative politics, making mistakes and patronizing terrorism and militancy."
Quader said BNP had wanted to make Awami League leaderless by carrying out attacks on AL leaders during the regime of BNP-Jamaat.
He said the countrywide series bomb blasts were carried out under the patronage of the BNP government.The AL general secretary said those incidents cannot be forgotten. But forgetting the August 15 carnage and August 21 grenade attack, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to console BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia when her son Arafat Rahman Koko passed away but BNP closed the doors for the premier, he added.
AL Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Enamul Haque Shamim and Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, AL central leader Advocate Qamrul Islam, Dhaka City South AL General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad, among others, addressed the rally.
Dhaka City South AL President Abul Hasnat chaired the rally.