BNP conspiring to kill PM, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

6 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday alleged that BNP is hatching conspiracy to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“August 15 carnage and 21 August grenade attack are continuation of same conspiracy. Statement of a Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader has unmasked its political character of murder. Now, the BNP is hatching conspiracy to kill popular Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after failure in politics and movement,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this at a virtual press briefing from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The minister came up with the allegation as a BNP leader recently at a rally at Rajshahi threatened for reoccurrence of August 15.

The AL spokesperson also suspected that the conspiracy is being hatched from home and abroad.

“We need to find out whether the statement of the BNP leader is a part of the secret plan from

London,” he said.

Mentioning that countrymen have expressed their dismay over the provocative statement of BNP leader hinting at reoccurrence of  August 15 carnage, Quader said that it is BNP’s official statement as the BNP is yet to make it clear amid passing three days.

“Through the statement, BNP’s character of fascism, conspiracy and killing has become clear,” he said.

Mentioning the 72-hour ultimatum of Rajshahi unit of Awami League to withdraw the statement, Quader expects the stance of the central BNP leaders whether it is their party statement or not.

Referring to the BNP’s fresh announcement for ousting government through movement, Quader said countrymen did not witness any movement in last twelve years.

Talking over Digital Security Act, Quader said the law has been enacted for the sake of people’s interest and digital security.

“Digital security is needed for the Digital Bangladesh. But the directives have been given to the authorities concerned so that none can misuse the law,” he said.