BNP jealous of PM’s popularity: Quader

Staff Correspondent

5 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) gets jealous of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she has won the hearts of the people with development and honesty. 

“Hatching various conspiracies are going on against the government. Awami League never gets into a fight with anyone deliberately. But the party is ready to retaliate if someone attacks,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the comments while speaking at a programme of handing over coronavirus protective equipment to the associate bodies’ leaders and activists under the initiative of the AL’s sub-committee on relief and social welfare at the party president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office.

The minister joined the programme virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Quader said BNP is out to hatch different anti-country conspiracy after being jealous of the country’s unprecedented development under the leadership of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina.

“Witnessing remarkable development spree, the opposition are busy to make criticism instead of thanking the government,” he said.

“BNP feels jealous as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won the hearts of the people with development and honesty,” he said.

Mentioning that the government has given shelter to Rohingyas on humanitarian ground, he said Rohingyas are now living in the places where over 5 lakh citizens are dwelling.

“For the Rohingyas, the country’s economic, social, tourism and environment are being severely damaged,” he said.

The minister also urged all to use facemask and go by the health guidelines until vaccines of coronavirus are available.  

Talking about rebels in grassroots polls, Quader warned that no rebel would be given party tickets in the future.

AL Presidium Member Matia Chowdhury, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Health and Population Secretary Rokeya Sultana and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan, among others, were present.