‘Blame game to deepen crisis’

Staff Correspondent

16 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said politics of blame game will intensify further Covid-19 crisis.

“Politics of blame game will increase further coronavirus crisis. We have to give up such practice of playing the blame game for the well-being of the country,” he said.  

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

Mentioning that there was no intention to attack anyone politically during the coronavirus crisis, Quader said it is not appropriate for anyone to do politics with Covid-19 now.

“Awami League has to respond as the BNP actually makes some bizarre allegations,” he said.

The minister urged the BNP to stop spreading their political propaganda during the coronavirus crisis in the name of criticising the government. About BNP’s allegation that the incident of carrying out mayhem on March 26 was a planned one, Quader said he too thinks that the incident on the day and the aftermaths were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy to create unrest in the country and BNP and its cliques made the plan and incited Hefazat to launch the mayhem.

“BNP incited the anti-liberation forces. BNP and their cliques designed the plan to carry out the mayhem,” he said.

Mentioning that 18 days after the incident, BNP made a ridiculous and evil attempt to shift the liability to others, Quader said it is now as clear as daylight which party is patronizing whom in the country’s politics. “Today everything is clear to the people, so there will be no benefit to hide in a superficial way,” he added.

Mentioning that the people know very well about BNP’s double standard policy, the AL general secretary said that BNP earlier said lockdown was imposed but nobody was abiding by the restrictions. But when the government has enforced a complete lockdown, BNP is now saying that the government is pushing the people into trouble by enforcing shutdown in the name of lockdown, he said. The minister said the people are removing BNP from the field of politics due to its double standard policy.