Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that BNP is a major barrier to institutionalisation of democracy.
“Democracy is freed, but it’s not possible to make it sustainable unless it is institutionalised,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while talking to reporters after paying homage to Shaheed Noor Hossain on behalf of the AL at Noor Hossain Square in Zero Point of the capital.
The minister said a non-communal, progressive and liberal democratic Bangladesh must be built to fulfil the dream of 30 lakh people martyred during the War of Liberation. Hinting at BNP, the AL general secretary said it was the party which was born by patronizing the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Quader urged BNP to return to the path of democracy and positive trend of politics shunning the evil acts of hatching conspiracy to thwart democracy.
“Stop ill politics to seize state power through backdoors. Let’s work together to build a non-communal, progressive, democratic and developed state for the next generation,” he said. About the significance of Noor Hossain Day, the minister said with his supreme sacrifice, Noor Hossain lit up a fire in the minds of the people to wage movement against autocracy. His body was a living political poster on that day, Quader added.