‘Anti-liberation forces out to turn Bangladesh into failed state’

Staff Correspondent

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said those who do not believe in the spirit of Liberation War and the independence want to turn Bangladesh into a failed state.

“The government’s target is to strengthen the democratic institutions. On the other hand, BNP is making democratic institutions controversial one after another,” he told a regular press briefing at his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges minister, said if BNP is given the guarantee of victory in polls, then Election Commission will be natural, according to them. If court verdict goes in favour of BNP, then the judiciary will be independent to them, he added.

He said if the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) doesn’t bring BNP leaders to justice for their corruption and misdeeds; it will be a good institution to them.

BNP itself is making democratic institutions controversial in a planned way, he said. Mentioning that BNP is crazy for state power, the AL general secretary said BNP leaders have resorted to the path of conspiracy and falsehood for their lust to regain state power, reports BSS.

Any of their conspiracy will not be successful, as their character has been exposed to the nation, he said,

The minister said Bangladesh received final recommendation on its graduation from the status of Least Developed Country (LDC) to developing one under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Bangladesh is now a country of huge potentials at the world stage, he added.

He said the people know who declared to resist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his visit to Bangladesh on the occasion of golden jubilee of Independence and Mujib Barsho.

Video footage has shown who have launched mayhem and who directly or indirectly have patronized the attacks, he said.

Terming BNP a patron of communal forces, Quader said though BNP denies, they cannot come out of their policy of patronizing communal forces.

He said BNP carried out arson attacks in 2013-14 and wanted to shift its liability onto AL.

It is BNP’s old habit to shift the liability for their wrongdoings and failures to others, he said.