Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said BNP is actually opposing the celebration programmes of 'Mujib Barsho' (Mujib Year) in the guise of protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Dhaka.
He came up with the remark while addressing a joint meeting between the secretaries of Awami league and its associate bodies’ leaders and activists at the party headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.Quader, also the general secretary of AL, said, “There exists a blood tie between Bangladesh and India. State heads of different countries, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, are set to visit Dhaka to join the Mujib Year celebration programme. But BNP does not like this initiative as they along with anti-liberation forces are instigating a vested quarter to oppose the celebration of Mujib Year.”
He claimed that a communal force is becoming active on the eve of Mujib Year to hinder the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The AL leader called upon their party leaders and activists to stay alert so that no communal power can hamper the celebration programmes of Mujib Year.
About the ongoing violent clashes in over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Delhi, the Indian capital, the minister said, “These (Delhi violence) are their internal issues and isolated incidents.”