BNP’s progs mean acts of sabotage: Quader

Staff Correspondent

7 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is again making evil attempts to unleash violence in the name of political programmes after failing to gain people’s support.

“BNP’s programmes mean acts of sabotage and terrorism. If BNP unleashes violence during their programmes, it’ll be dealt with an iron hand,” he told a regular press briefing on contemporary issues at his official residence on the Parliament premises.

To BNP, fair election means giving guarantee of its victory, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said. “When BNP was in power, they ruined democracy again and again.”

He said BNP had formed Oikya Front before the previous parliamentary elections and that front was for sharing power among the components of the alliance.

The ruling party leader said the front leaders have lack of trust and confidence in each other and the ‘success’ of the front was to suspend one another from the combine, reports BSS.

“BNP is again taking initiatives to form Jatiya Oikya Front. Actually, the purpose of forming such an alliance is to share power among the parties under the cover of national unity,” he said.

Mentioning various achievements of the AL government, the minister said Bangladesh is marching towards prosperity under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and political stability is prevailing in the country while the country’s economy started rebounding overcoming the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the government continues its multifaceted efforts for the repatriation of Rohingyas.

The government is keeping an eye on the situation in Myanmar after the seizure of power by the military there, Quader added.

He expressed the hope the international community will strengthen its efforts for repatriation of the Myanmar nationals to their homeland from Bangladesh considering the gravity of the issue.

The AL general secretary said a vested quarter is still creating confusions over the Covid-19 vaccine.

He urged people not to pay any heed to rumours and propaganda over the vaccine.