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Stay vigilant against communal forces

Quader urges all

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 19 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday called upon all to remain vigilant against communal forces.

“Remain alert so that no communal force can rise in Bangladesh due to political changeover in Afghanistan,” he said.

Quader, also general secretary of the ruling Awami League, made the call while addressing a discussion titled ‘Bangabandhu’s Philosophy and Current Context on Natural Disaster Mitigation’ and distribution of coronavirus protective gears on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

The minister virtually joined the programme, organised by Awami League relief and social welfare affairs sub-committee, from his official residence on parliament premises.

The AL spokesperson made the remark as the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan on Monday by capturing all major cities shortly.

Without mentioning any name, Quader said conspiracies are going on and many people are daydreaming, centring on the political changeover in one of the South Asian country.

“But, remember one thing that we have made Bangladesh independent by giving blood. Any conspiracy will be dealt. Everyone should be careful so that no communal force can rise up in the country,” he said. 

Talking about Tuesday’s clash between BNP activists and police at Chandrima Udyan, Quader said BNP has resorted violence in the name of movement.

“There is no room for conspiracy in the country. We will achieve the goal under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina by tackling all conspiracies,” he said.

Referring to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s criticism over his statement on Khaleda Zia’s birthdays, Quader said that Khaleda Zia has six birthdays, but people want to know the truth.

AL Presidium Members Matia Chowdhury, Faruk Khan and Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary Ahmad Hossain and Relief and Social Welfare Affair Secretary Sujit Roay Nandi, among others, addressed the function.