Thursday, 7 July, 2022
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BNP plotting to commit murder on DU campus: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is conspiring to commit a murder on the Dhaka University (DU) campus for destabilising the country. 

“After failing to stop the construction of the Padma Bridge, the BNP is now hatching plots to commit a murder on the campus of Dhaka University to create anarchy in the country before the inauguration of the bridge,” he said.

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

The AL spokesperson’s remark on the BNP came at the press briefing as leaders and activists of Jatiyatibadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were locked in clashes with Bangladesh Chhatra League on the campus for twice in a week when JCD leaders and activists tried to enter the university.

The minister said that the BNP leaders have lost their minds after seeing mega projects, including Padma Bridge, Metro Rail, Karnaphuli Tunnel.

“Mirza Fakhrul, who is suffering political hallucinations, is lying one after another,” he said.

Mentioning that the BNP secretary general was making imaginary allegations of stealing money of the Padma Bridge project, he said such imaginary allegations are the new discoveries by his perverted mentality.

“I would like to make it clear once again that the construction work of the Padma Bridge has been completed with hundred percent transparency,” he said.

“If you cannot prove it with specific information, you will have to make an apology for the lies about the mega project,” he added. 

Mentioning that Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina took a bold decision to build the Padma Bridge with the own fund after the withdrawal of the World Bank fund by bringing allegations of corruption, Quader said a Canada court did not found any proof of Padma Bridge bribery.    

“Even, the World Bank admitted that they made a mistake by withdrawing fund from the Padma Bridge project,” he said.