BNP needs political isolation, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said BNP needs political isolation as it has been infected with a virus deadlier than coronavirus.

“The BNP is infected with a deadly virus than coronavirus, whose symptoms are negativity, falsehood, conspiracy and arson terrorism. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) needs political isolation,” he said this while speaking at a press conference at his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said BNP is doing a politics of shame over the coronavirus.

“It once said lockdown has to be imposed and later it claimed what will the people eat if the lockdown

is enforced? The BNP’s double standard policy and evil-politics over COVID-19 are making people confused,” he said.

When the leaders and workers of AL and its associate bodies are standing by the helpless and jobless people amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BNP is trying to create anarchy in the country with the help of its communal allies, he said.

The AL general secretary said BNP called upon the students and laborers to get united to oust the government but they did not pay heed to its call as the common people have no confidence in the party.

Mentioning that BNP is the father of arson terrorism in this country and one day their houses will be burnt into ashes in the fire too, Quader said as they have failed in waging a movement against the government, they are now riding on the shoulder of Hefazat.

“BNP’s ill-politics will be boomerang for it,” he added.

Later, the minister virtually inaugurated the construction work of a new eight-lane bridge at Aminbazar on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway under the Dhaka Road Zone.

He said a project has already been undertaken to construct three bridges on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Aminbazar, Salehpur and Nayarhat.

The second Aminbazar Bridge is also being constructed under this project, he said.

Considering the plight of the people, Quader said, the government has decided to introduce public transport in eight cities on conditions.

He said the government will take stern action if the transports run without fulfilling the conditions.

The minister said there are allegations that many transports are not following the government’s directives and charging extra fare from passengers.