Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said a clique in Bangladesh is very excited at the changeover of power in a South Asian country as the politics of conspiracy is still going on in Bangladesh.
“Politics of conspiracy is still going on in Bangladesh. The youth should remain alert as there will be tougher challenges in the days to come,” he said while addressing a discussion marking National Mourning Day at AL’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office.
Bangladesh Chhatra League’s Dhaka University unit arranged the discussion.
Quader said: “We will have to understand the intention of those who got excited at the changeover of power in a South Asian nation.”
Mentioning that the preparation is going to reopen educational institutions, including universities, the minister said the conspirators are taking preparations to create unrest in the country centering the universities with a target to oust the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He called upon the BCL to remain alert and not to get locked into internal wrangling centering trifling incidents.
“We have witnessed acts of sabotage and anarchy in the name of movement. They (conspirators) are taking preparations to create instability in the country,” he said.
He said they (the plotters) are preparing to intensify the stream of conspiracy to oust the government.
“So, Chhatra League will have to be united further. You will have to do student politics in the field with merit, honesty and capability,” he said.
Pointing to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, AL General Secretary said he asked many questions to Mirza Fakhrul but he (Fakhrul) didn’t reply to those.
“Who was the army chief of Khondaker Mostaq after Bangabandhu’s assassination? Who had sent Bangabandhu's killers abroad, who gave jobs to the killers and rewarded them? You (Fakhrul) can’t reply,” he said.
He questioned Mirza Fakhrul why Scotland Yard was not allowed to investigate the August 21 grenade attacks and why FBI was not allowed to come here.
Quader said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia has five dates of birthday.
“We saw another date of her birthday during her receiving of vaccine for Covid-19. A person could have two dates of birthday-one is of certificate and another one is original-in Bangladesh (due to some traditional complexities in birth registration). But how a person has six dates of birthday?” he said.
BCL’s Dhaka University unit President Sonjit Chandra Das chaired the discussion, moderated by its General Secretary Saddam Hussain.