Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Vested quarters creating panic over Lankan crisis: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said vested interests are making efforts to create panic among the common people through spreading propaganda about vulnerable political and economical situations in Sri Lanka.

“Capitalising on the ongoing fragile political and economic situations in Sri Lanka, vested quarters have been involved in spreading lies to create panic among the people,” he said in a statement. 

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, firmly said Bangladesh will never be like Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“Especially, anti-liberation forces and their collaborators are plotting to fish in troubled waters,” he said.

“Some well-known media outlets and foreign aid-based so-called research organisations are trying to create artificial crisis in the politics of Bangladesh through publishing their fictional and unrealistic stories,” he added.

Mentioning that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's honesty, courage, patriotism and visionary leadership is taking Bangladesh to the path of development, progress, peace and prosperity by overcoming all obstacles and conspiracies, Quader said as long as the country will be run by Awami League and Sheikh Hasina, the lives of the country’s people will be safe and the country will never be Sri Lanka, Pakistan or Afghanistan.

Replying to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s shameless falsehood, Quader said the BNP is cheating and joking with the nation in the name of celebrating the golden jubilee of independence as they have destroyed the spirit of the War of Liberation.

“The words of spirit of the War of Liberation do not suit the person like Mirza Fakhrul who tries to declare someone the first woman freedom fighter and the first child freedom fighter after fifty years of independence and give the identified war criminals, Razakars and Al-Badrs the highest honour,” he said.

“Due to such misdeeds, the BNP had repeatedly been ousted from the state power in the face of public outrage,” he said.