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‘BNP-led reactionary clique wants to thwart dev’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday alleged that a reactionary clique led by BNP wanted to thwart the advancement of the country.

“A reactionary clique led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) wants to hinder the development progress of the country,” he said.

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

The AL spokesperson said the clique wants to destabilise the country whenever it moves forward.

“To destroy the wealth of the people in the name of movement, they want to push the country backwards,” he said.

Mentioning that people are getting momentum in their daily life, Quader said it is important to ensure political stability and development-friendly environment for all when people are starting to get back to old life.

Replying to an allegation of BNP, Quader said actually BNP did not value the hopes and aspirations of the common people.

“Bangladesh is advancing at an indomitable pace in every socio-economic index, which has raised hopes among the people. Sheikh Hasina led government has awakened the dreams of millions of young people,” he said.

Mentioning that BNP has no gratitude, Quader said the government did not punish Khaleda Zia illegally.

“Instead, the sentence was suspended and she was given the opportunity to receive treatment at home. In fact, BNP has no sense of gratitude. If they had, they would have been grateful to Sheikh Hasina for her generosity,” he said.

Talking over BNP’s allegation that the government has been keeping Tarique Rahman in exile, Quader said it is another falsehood of BNP.

“If you have the courage, bring him [Tarique] back to the country. If you want to do politics, you have to do it on the soil of the country -- not staying on the bank of Thames River,” he said.