Quader blames BNP for politics of killing

Staff Correspondent

22 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday blamed the Bangladesh Nationalist Party for getting involved in politics of killing, conspiracy and violence.  

“Bangladesh Nationalist Party is the architect of politics of killing, conspiracy and violence in the country and they are practicing it,” he said while inaugurating BRTC double-decker bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route. 

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said Awami League is never be involved in politics of vengeance as it is not good for democracy.

“Awami League is the most tolerant political party of the country. It witnessed the brutality of August 15 massacre, November 3 jail killings and August 21 grenade attacks, but did not take revenge,” he said.

“Awami League is a pro-people party. It always stood by the people in the past and it will do the same in future,” he said.

The minister joined the function through videoconferencing from his official residence on parliament premises.

About BNP’s allegation that if anyone criticises the government, he or she becomes disappeared, Quader said BNP is spreading their traditional falsehood by making such fabricated and misleading comments.

He said democracy is a developing process as it flourishes through participation of all political parties and nurturing it.

But the irony is that though BNP talks about democracy, it stays far away from playing the role needed to strengthen democracy, he added.

He said BNP takes part in elections to make the polls questionable. On the one hand BNP talks about democracy, but on the other hand it makes evil attempts to make elections questionable, he added.

He urged BNP to refrain from disseminating such false information. Awami League does not fear criticism. Rather it has the courage to take lessons from constructive criticisms, he added.

While talking about transport sector, the minister asked all concerned to remain alert so that unskilled drivers cannot sit in the driving seat of vehicles. Bus drivers and other staffers must wear their specific uniform, he added.