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‘BNP keeps spreading falsehoods’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 July, 2021 12:00 AM
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‘BNP keeps spreading falsehoods’

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is involved in conducting propaganda campaign to conceal its failure to play due role during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders are continuously telling falsehood against the government to hide their failure to stand by people,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a programme arranged by Awami League’s relief and social welfare sub-committee to distribute the Covid-19 protective gears at party headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

The AL spokesperson said there are so many political parties in Bangladesh, but only the ruling Awami League is standing by the destitute.

“One party is paying lip service staying at home, but people do not want lip service now,” he said.

He came down heavily on the BNP for spreading propaganda over the coronavirus vaccines. BNP is also lying about the coronavirus vaccine, he said.

The amount of vaccines required in Bangladesh will come from different countries in phases and there will be no vaccine shortage here, he said.

He said that the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being lauded around the world.

Developed countries are now attaching importance to Bangladesh due to the bold and visionary leadership of Sheikh Hasina.

Replying to a question about the alleged graft by lawmakers and ministers, Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running the government maintaining cent percent honesty and transparency while her government’s stance against irregularities and corruption is very strict and clear.

“None is above accountability. The ACC as an independent watchdog can take action against anyone involved in graft after conducting a probe,” he said.

The road transport minister said the national anti-graft agency has already taken actions against a number of AL leaders and MPs and the government does not move forward to protect them. 

Quader said the government never interferes in the activities of the ACC.

“We should not object to submitting our wealth statements. I am also ready to submit my wealth statement,” he said.

AL presidium members Matia Chowdhury and Abdur Rahman, organising secretary SM Kamal Hossain, relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, among others, addressed the function.