Govt to get tough with anarchists: Quader

Staff Correspondent

6 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday warned that the government would give a befitting reply for creating any kind of anarchy over the verdict on BNP chief Khaleda Zia.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while talking to reporters after paying tributes to Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy by placing a wreath at his graveyard near Doyel Chattar on Dhaka University campus marking his death anniversary.

The minister made the remark after a group of pro-BNP lawyers shouted and created chaos in the courtroom during the hearing of an appeal filed by party chairperson Khaleda Zia in a corruption case.

The pro-BNP lawyers shouted even after a six-member bench headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain left the courtroom.

Quader said BNP is trying to destabilize the country. “The government has nothing to do if the court doesn’t grant bail to Khaleda Zia,” he said.

Talking about Suhrawardy’s contribution to politics, the AL general secretary said Suhrawardy had struggled to establish democracy throughout his life.

“His extraordinary leadership qualities had shown the nation the right path. He made a great contribution to establishing the rule of law,” he said.

Suhrawardy, who is called the champion of democracy, died at a Beirut hotel in Lebanon on December 5 in 1963.