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AL not scared of BNP’s movement: Quader

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 November, 2021 12:00 AM
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said they aren’t afraid of BNP’s threat of waging movement. 

“It doesn’t matter whether the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) makes a one-point or 10-point demand by waging movement as Awami League is not frightened of such threat,” he said.

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

The AL spokesperson made the statement as BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir threatened they will wage a one-point movement to overthrow the government if Khaleda Zia is not allowed to go abroad for treatment.

Quader said that Awami League has arisen from the street and the party has assumed power through waging such movements.  

“Awami League, a courageous organisation of the people, was born of such sufferings of jail and repression. The country’s people have seen BNP’s such point-based movements in the past too. Their movement is based on Facebook and media and they have failed to wage street movement frequently,” he said. 

 

Mentioning that BNP’s movement to free Khaleda Zia has failed, Quader said BNP leader’s threat of waging mass movement against the government is nothing but for saving their party posts.

 

“BNP leaders know well that they don’t have such potential for waging a movement, but they are constantly giving lip service in the media to save them from the wrath of party workers and supporters,” he said.

 

Quader said that BNP leaders have been threatening to wage movement and oust the government for more than a decade.

 

“But these threats failed to exert any influence on the government and the people. On the other hand, Sheikh Hasina-led government will never allow the BNP to create any issue,” he said. 

 

Talking about ongoing local government elections, Quader said organising secretaries have been instructed to prepare a list of those who are challenging party’s nomination and inciting rebellion. 

 

Strict organisational measures would be taken against those who would engage in anti-organisational activities and work against the decision of the party, he said.

 

Shawon