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Quader: BNP’s movement cannot succeed if its leaders stay home

  • Published at 05:52 pm June 10th, 2019
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File photo of Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who is also the general secretary of ruling Awami League Dhaka Tribune

He also said BNP’s self-contradiction over parliament is clear

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said BNP’s movement cannot be successful if its party leaders and workers stay at home.

“After calling for a movement, BNP leaders and workers watch Hindi serials on television. Their movement cannot be successful if they stay at home,” he said while exchanging views and Eid greetings with journalists at the secretariat in Dhaka, reports BSS.

Regarding BNP lawmaker Barrister Rumeen Farhana’s remarks that the present parliament was illegal, Quader said: “If the parliament is illegal then why was she so serious in being a lawmaker? Why did she go to the parliament?

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said BNP’s self-contradiction over parliament is clear. 

“BNP’s secretary general did not take oath after being elected as a member of parliament. On the other hand BNP’s Bogra district unit president is now taking part in the by-election from Fakhrul’s constituency,” he added.

He furthered that a party which observes such self-contradictory policies cannot succeed in any movement.

About BNP leaders’ remarks that they could not go to their village homes in Eid due to lack of congenial atmosphere, Quader said: “There was no such problem during this Eid. They (BNP) are just making excuses."

He said the Eid journey was comfortable this time around as there was no traffic on highways.

“Only the Dhaka-Tangail highway saw a little crisis. There have been fewer accidents, and they occurred due to lack of discipline on the highways.,” he added.

Quader furthered that ride-sharing policy will be approved within June to check accidents.

The minister also said the Road Transport Act will be put into effect after holding discussions with leaders of transport workers.