Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday alleged BNP is the direct patron of anti-liberation and extreme communal evil forces.
“Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) was involved in the mayhem carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam in Dhaka, Chattogram and Brahmanbaria,” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing at an iftar distribution programme organised by Dhaka City South unit of AL for distressed and jobless.
The AL spokesperson joined the programme virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.
About BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s remarks that the government is turning the country into a hell, Quader said actually the extreme communal forces incited by BNP had turned different places of the country into hell on March 26 last.
Mentioning that AL stays beside the people in their well and woe since its inception, the AL general secretary said his party has set an example of humanity by staying beside the distressed and working class people during the coronavirus crisis side by side with the government.
At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, public representatives and AL leaders and activists stood by the people with coronavirus protective equipment, cash and food aid, he said.
The minister urged the affluent people of society to extend their hands of cooperation to the distressed and vulnerable people who became jobless due to lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.Quader said now they have to face two challenges- one is to contain the second wave of the pandemic and the second one is to stand beside the distressed and working class people.