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BNP’s call for mass uprising a daydream

Says Quader

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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BNP’s call for mass uprising a daydream

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Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s call for a popular uprising against the government is nothing but a daydream.

“The background of the 1990 mass uprising and 2021 are not the same. So, Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s daydream about ousting the government through a mass revolt will become a nightmare soon,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said this while addressing a press conference virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir recently warned that people would rise in revolt against the government like in 1990.

Quader, also the AL spokesperson, lashed out at his political counterpart for ignoring the popular mandate given to the governing party.

Talking about alleged video conferencing between some leaders of an organisation and convicted fugitive BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman at Jatiya Press Club (JPC), Quader said that socio-cultural-political and other organisations have been using the JPC premises for various programmes. “BNP has turned the Jatiya Press Club into a stage for political programmes. Even BNP held political rallies inside the JPC premises. Such programmes are illegal and unacceptable,” he said.

Replying to a question over nomination for Union Parishad election candidates, Quader said names of aspirants have been sent by the grassroots units.

Talking about the suffering people undergo to get driving licenses, Quader said such sufferings would end soon.

“Printing and distribution of these driving licenses will be complete within next six months,” Quader said.