BNP wants to spread a communal poison to keep the country stagnant, says the ruling party leader
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said placing complaints to foreigners and seeking help openly from various embassies is a clear exponent of the BNP’s gutless politics.
“The country is not safe under BNP’s regime as its politics is controlled from outside of the country,” he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks while speaking at a press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence in Dhaka.
He also said Awami League is run by the people and there is no precedent of the party kneeling down in running the state, whereas BNP likes to bow down.
Responding to BNP leaders’ allegations that Bangladesh has been turned into a failed state, the Awami League leader said it was ridiculous to call Bangladesh a dysfunctional state at a time when it received a UN award for its progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while its development was also being lauded around the world.
Replying to another allegation of BNP over the country’s mega projects, he said the people know that the government is implementing a mega project like the Padma Bridge with its own funds.
“In fact, they (BNP men) were involved in conspiracies to halt the construction of the Padma Bridge. They did not want the implementation of mega projects in this country,” he added.
The BNP’s politics goes against development and it is vindictive, Quader said, adding that the party wants the country to spread a communal poison to keep the country stagnant.
The ruling party general secretary also said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman grabbed power by carrying out murders on November 7 in 1975.
He mentioned that Zia had laid the foundation for resuming the Pakistani trend in Bangladesh by killing freedom fighters and their family members.
“At the same time, Zia provided shelter to those who were involved in criminal acts in different places.”
Quader further said Zia blocked the trial process of those who brutally killed the heroic fighters of the Liberation War. “That was why, as per the directives of Ziaur Rahman, November 7 was declared as the National Revolution and Solidarity Day by giving it a political colour.
Since then, the BNP-Jamaat alliance has been observing this day, but it is a stigmatized day in the history of the Bengalee nation and a day of mourning and tears,” he added.