Friday, 7 October, 2022

BNP out to tarnish country’s image abroad: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is making clear its anti-state characteristic through its anti-AL activities, reports BSS.

“Being desperate, BNP has been continuing its conspiracy to tarnish the country’s image abroad,” he said in a statement.

He said they expect that BNP would act as a responsible political party and shun working against the public interests. Otherwise the people will throw BNP into the dustbin of history, he added.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the main responsibility of a democratic political party is to come forward in any crisis period to stand beside the people.

Irony is that BNP hatches conspiracy capitalizing on crisis instead of standing beside people in any disaster or crisis and it carries all-out efforts to worsen the situation by creating confusion among people, he said.

When BNP’s strength on the street is reducing, the party leaders’ farcical comments on media are increasing, he said.

The minister said bold and visionary leadership of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in containing coronavirus pandemic got global accolades.

World forums including United Nations, Commonwealth and World Health Organization lauded Bangladesh’s success in this field, he said.

According to Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index published by Japanese Nikkei Media Group and London-based Financial Times, Bangladesh was ranked 5th among 121 countries and top in South Asia in recovering Covid-19 pandemic, he mentioned.

Quader said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is repeatedly making childish comments that they would not join the national elections.

“We say repeatedly that elections will be held in due time in accordance with the country’s constitution,” he said.

The minister said the people would not accept changeover of state power to any undemocratic evil force or any conspiracy to halt the election process by giving conditions.

As BNP fears to face people because of its previous wrongdoings, they are daydreaming to form a puppet-government for their foreign lords by violating the constitutional rules, he said.

He said BNP couldn’t do any welfare-oriented activities but resorted to autocracy, corruption, looting, terrorism, militancy and extreme-communalism.

Bangladesh was a safe haven of terrorism and militancy during BNP regime, he said.