‘BNP indeed in deep crisis, not country’

Staff Correspondent

30 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party, not the country, is going through a crisis period.

“It is not the country but the BNP is passing through a crisis period right now,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the comments, in reply to a recent comment of BNP’s secretary general  Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, while addressing a discussion marking the 74th birthday of Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina.

Sheikh Russel Jatiyo Shishu-Kishore Parishad organised the discussion and distribution ceremony of Bangabandhu’s autobiographical book ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’ among the children and juvenile. Quader joined the programme virtually from his official residence on parliament premises.

AL general secretary also said BNP’s politics is in deep crisis now as the party is getting isolated from the people day by day after failing in elections, by-elections and movements.

“Even the people have boycotted them, it is actually a severe crisis period for BNP,” he said.

Mentioning that the government stays alert in facing the probable second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, the minister said the virus transmission remains relatively under control by the grace of Almighty and because of continuous efforts of the government.

But BNP is seeing severe crisis in the country even now, he said, adding that the party had earlier stated that people would die without getting treatment and bodies would lie down on streets in coronavirus pandemic.

Quader also posed question, “Whether BNP gets hurt as such a situation did not happen?”

The wheels of economy again started becoming vibrant with coordination of life and livelihood as the country returns to positive trend in exports, foreign remittance, reserve and other socio-economic indexes but BNP could not see these achievements, he said.

Quader said Sheikh Hasina is not only an ordinary head of the government rather she is a successful statesman.

She does not only do politics for the next general election also works for the wellbeing of the next generation and that is why she has taken the 100-year long delta plan, Quader added.

Mentioning that Bangabandhu’s family is a symbol of honesty, merit and courage, the minister said Sheikh Hasina makes herself an extraordinary personality by leading a simple life in spite of being head of the government.

In another programme marking the birthday of Sheikh Hasina, foods were distributed among the distressed people under the initiatives of Swechchhasebak League on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

Joining it through a videoconferencing, Obaidul Quader said the party leaders and workers stood beside the people extending their humanitarian hands during the pandemic and their generous activities will remain unforgettable.