‘BNP leaders should resign en masse’

Staff Correspondent

28 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) should resign from the party in a body, as they have failed to play a responsible role as an opposition.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while talking to reporters after paying tribute to Sher-e-Bangla Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq marking his 59th death anniversary.

The minister came down hard on BNP for slamming the government blindly.

Terming Huq a secular person, Quader said he intended to improve the fate of ordinary people. “Many who came to power did not work for the betterment of people, but Huq and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were exceptions.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Bangabandhu, is following in their footsteps. The Prime Minister is also working day and night to improve the fate of common people,” Quader said.

Talking about Sheikh Hasina’s role in tackling the coronavirus pandemic, Quader said Bangladesh is facing the situation under the courageous leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The minister urged everyone irrespective of their political views to stand by people during the crisis period.

Awami League Office Secretary Biplab Barua and Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam Amin, among others, were present on the occasion.