BNP has no issue for movement: Quader

Staff Correspondent

20 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is suffering from issue crisis for waging a movement.

“BNP doesn’t have any issue for waging a movement against the government due to the pro-people politics of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said. 

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks while addressing a press briefing virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The AL spokesperson said BNP is looking for issues as it has spent a decade for choosing issues in the name of waging movement.

Talking about BNP’s movement, Quader said it (BNP) will not be able to wage movement whether they announce one-point or 11-point movement.

“People are main strength of movement but the countrymen have turned their face from BNP due to its evil politics,” he said.

Mentioning that people have 100 percent confidence in Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the minister said the recent municipal elections are the best instance as the AL’s ‘Boat Symbol’ has secured massive victory.

Replying to an allegation that the government has obstructed BNP’s movement, Quader ruled out the allegation as it is untrue.

“Rather the BNP is playing old record of unleashing falsehood after sensing their sure defeat in the election and movement,” he said.

Replying to another question that Sheikh Hasina’s government has reached at the end of bankruptcy, Quader said not the government but the BNP itself has become bankrupt.

“Their (BNP) bankruptcy became clear on the day when they sought the help of foreign embassies for assuming power. Now they don’t do politics. They set corruption as a target for power and dependency on foreign master,” he said.