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The Blame Game in Power Politics

BNP wants to fish in troubled waters

Says Quader

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday termed Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as a most failed opposition in the country’s history.

“BNP wants to turn Bangladesh into a failed state as the party itself is the most failed opposition in the country’s history. It wants to provoke a crisis in the country and fish in troubled water,” he said.   

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

The minister claimed that the people of the country have lost their faith in the BNP for their failure.

“Political backbone of the BNP is very fragile,” he added.

Giving a warning, the AL spokesperson said the BNP will not find a way to escape if AL takes control of the street.

“BNP wants to come to power, but it is afraid of the elections,” he said.

Mentioning that the issue of caretaker government is settled one, Quader categorically said that there is no option to reinstate caretaker government system in the country.

“It (BNP) should concentrate on preparation for the next national elections. You should not daydream about resignation of the government and dissolution of the parliament,” he said.    

Replying to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s threat of taking control of the street to intensify movement, Quader said street is not anyone’s ancestral property, it is public property and Awami League will take to the street soon.       “Befitting reply will be given to them if they try to create anarchy again in the name of occupying the street,” he said.

“BNP’s call to take control of the street is just a ploy to keep their activists refreshed. These (actions) are nothing but a cunning attempt to cover up their failure,” he added.