Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday called upon BNP to stand by people instead of politicizing the issue of coronavirus pandemic, reports BSS.
“Every day, BNP tells falsehood and spreads rumors against the government. But if we reply to that, they get angry,” he told a press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence in the city.Mentioning that the government welcomes any constructive criticism, Quader urged BNP to give constructive suggestions to the government instead of making blind criticisms or spreading rumors and propaganda on coronavirus.
“Now opposing in every matter has become BNP’s politics. So, I want to urge the BNP leaders to stand beside the people instead of doing politics over coronavirus,” he said.
The minister said BNP did evil politics over coronavirus vaccine and now they are spreading misleading information centering the lockdown.
“What did BNP do for the welfare of the people apart from making criticisms and spreading falsehood during the pandemic?” he questioned.
He said when the developed nations are facing severe troubles in containing the Covid-19 surge, Bangladesh is making relentless efforts to restrain the transmission by building strong network from centre to grassroots.
The government has been making all-out strides to secure the life as well as livelihoods, Quader said.