Quader blames BNP for price hike of essentials

Staff Correspondent

7 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has blamed BNP for the recent price hike of essential commodities as the party was ‘aiming to destabilise the country’.

“The matter is under investigation as BNP is instigating and patronising efforts to hike essential prices to destabilise the country,” he said on Friday.

Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said this at a meeting held at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the city.

Criticizing BNP, Quader said there is no limit to their failure.

“The BNP is politically a ‘failure’. Even their leadership is wrong. No one is found in the streets and their anti-government movement is confined to announcement and hype,” he said.

Regarding BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, Quader said the government has nothing to do with her release which depends on the court’s decision.

“It is not a political case but graft case. So the government has nothing to do with Khaleda’s release,” he said.

Criticizing pro-BNP lawyers’ disorderly activities in the Supreme Court during a hearing on bail petition filed by Khaleda Zia, he said the incident is unforgivable.

AL leaders Pijush Kanti Bhattacharya, Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Biplab Barua and Anwar Hossain, among others, were also present at the event.