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BNP incites communal violence: Quader

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 16 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) provokes communal violence and cooperates with fundamentalists.   

“BNP has returned to its old character as the party is inciting communalism and collaborating with fundamentalists,” he said.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remark while addressing a virtual press conference from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The minister came up with the remark as an audio clip has revealed that there is an involvement of BNP leader Amanullah Aman with the incidents of vandalising houses and puja mandaps in Cumilla and other parts of the country on Wednesday.

About the attack on puja mandaps in Cumilla, the AL spokesperson also claimed actually BNP leaders are blind and that’s why they see darkness in everything.

“BNP is reeling in the vicious cycle of politics of blame game and they cannot get out of it,” he said. Talking about BNP’s movement, Quader said BNP’s daydream to assume power through conspiracy will become a nightmare soon.

“There was no reason to have nightmare about the BNP as it has not been able to show any ability to win elections and to take to streets for the last one decade,” he said.

Mentioning that every night was a nightmare for Awami League leaders during the BNP rule, Quader said not only AL leaders, but also minorities feared that their temples and houses might be attacked, vandalised and torched!

The minister said it is normal for BNP to become upset by watching implementation of mega projects by the incumbent government as they (BNP) made Hawa Bhaban to institutionalise corruption.

“During their rule, they did not have the courage to take an initiative to implement single mega project, but now they are spreading falsehood over mega projects,” he said adding, it is nothing but BNP’s politics of vengeance and failure.