Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the crisis over fixing the venue of Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s rally on December 10 in the capital will be resolved soon.
“I am always optimistic. The problems created over fixing BNP's rally venue will be resolved soon,” he told reporters at his office.
In a separate programme, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, urged party's leaders, activists and supporters to remain alert so that BNP-Jamaat cannot create anarchy in the name of its rally on December 10.
“Life and property will have to be saved from arson attackers . . . BNP-Jamaat is the patron of militancy and communalism. All areas, including each ward, union, upazila and district will have to be brought under strict vigilance from tomorrow,” he said while speaking at the 30th council session of Bangladesh Chhatra League at Suhrawardi Uddayan.
Awami League President and Prime minister Sheikh Hasina joined the event as the chief guest. BCL President Al Nahian Khan Joy presided over the council while general secretary Lekhak Bhattacharjey conducted it. Quader said there will be a game against BNP, fake voters' list and violence of fire in this month and asked BCL leader-activists to get ready for it.
He said, "Those who could not wage movement for 13 minutes in the last 13 years, how would they oust the government?" BNP calls it a grand rally but in reality, it turns into a simple gathering, he said, adding that but when Awami League calls a rally, it turns into a mammoth gathering of people in reality.
About his involvement with BCL, the student wing of ruling Awami League, Quader said, "BCL is our first love . . . BCL is our love of green juvenile time." 'Smart Bangladesh' is the new pledge of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina . . . politicians think about next elections while Sheikh Hasina thinks about the next generation," he added.
Highly appreciating the leadership role of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Quader said she always thinks about the welfare of the country and its people. "She is our crisis manager . . . the Prime Minister is on right path. Country's progress and development is highly acclaimed globally," he said.