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BNP’s allegation against govt, fabricated: Quader

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  • 30 June, 2021 12:00 AM
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BNP’s allegation against govt, fabricated: Quader

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Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday dismissed BNP’s allegation that the government is changing state structures to establish its absolute rule in the country.

“Their [BNP’s] allegation is imaginary and fabricated. The allegation has no relation to reality,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a press briefing on contemporary issues at his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The AL spokesperson said BNP continues to make the country’s election system questionable to conceal its failures and isolation from people. “State and the government are being run as per the constitution. BNP is also talking about strengthening the state structure, which is nothing but its double standard policy,” he said.

If the BNP had a commitment for a strong state structure, they would not have gone against the country in the name of opposing the government, he added.

Mentioning that the role of opposition is very important in the democratic system, Quader said the BNP is staying away from elections.

“BNP’s politics is just an exhibition of contradictions behind its statements. BNP is carrying out the destruction of public properties and anti-state propaganda at home and abroad,” he said.

Quader said if BNP does not participate in elections, how democracy would be meaningful.  In contrast, he said, the BNP leaders are now involved in various intrigues to weaken the country’s democracy.

Earlier in the day, Quader joined a meeting of the Road Transport and Highways Division through videoconferencing.

Speaking as the chief guest, he said the monsoon is going on so the monitoring of roads and highways should be intensified.

The road transport minister said if there are small potholes on roads, those will have to be repaired immediately.

The official planning and preparatory works of various projects, including the new ones, must be taken forward too, he added.

Quader asked the authorities concerned to take steps to make the BRTC profitable, saying that special attention should be given to keep the BRTC vehicles smart in all respects.