Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday slammed Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), as they ‘did nothing’ for the country’s people.
“Did Bangladesh Nationalist Party do anything for which people will respond to its call to wage movement?” he said.Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing an extended meeting of Dhaka district Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.
He said it is BNP which ‘introduced looting’ all over the country. The multiparty democracy which they (BNP) claim they introduced in fact made a mockery of democracy, he said.
Quader deplored the fact that BNP did not take any measures to bring its corrupt leaders to book during its rule. But the AL-led government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for corruption, he added.
Replying to a comment by BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that Awami League wants to label Ziaur Rahman as villain, Quader said Ziaur Rahman ‘became villain for his own deeds’.
“But BNP has been making an evil attempt to turn Zia a superhero,” he said.
The AL spokesperson said Bangladesh has lent money to Sudan and Sri Lanka even during the pandemic, as the country which was a debt-ridden nation 12 years ago has witnessed tremendous development.Quader alleged that BNP is jealous, as the country is moving forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Talking about the general elections, the AL general secretary urged the party leaders and workers to gear up for the next polls.
Everyone should work together settling their differences to strengthen the hand of Sheikh Hasina, he said. He said new committees should be formed at ward, union, upazila and district levels through councils.
As the second wave of coronavirus is going on, indoor councils could be arranged if necessary, he said. Quader urged everyone to abide by health guidelines and use facemasks, as the coronavirus situation is taking a serious turn.