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Quader blasts BNP's false, fabricated statements

  • 'BNP carried out terrorist activities to destroy democracy'
  • 'BNP patronizing arson terrorists'
Update : 18 Apr 2024, 06:55 PM

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has condemned and protested the false, fabricated and politically motivated statements of BNP leaders.

"BNP leaders, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, are lying continuously. They have no respect for democracy and the rule of law," he said on Thursday.

Quader said that the BNP is patronizing arson terrorists. On the other hand, they allege that the government is suppressing the opposition party when the law enforcers take legal action against the terrorists.

He said the BNP is hatching conspiracy continuously to destroy the continuation of democracy and stability. The party (BNP) carried out terrorist activities to destroy democracy and to foil elections before the 12th national polls, he said, adding, that BNP-Jamaat had killed hundreds of innocent people through arson and petrol bomb attacks during 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The Awami League general secretary said the government is not sending anyone to jail recklessly rather accused BNP leaders and activists are facing law and court and getting bail.

The court will take proper legal actions against the terrorists and their godfathers who were involved in killing innocent people and destroying public and state properties, he added.

Quader said that BNP leaders are not respectful to the law. So, they are trying to protect terrorists raising false allegations of suppression against the opposition party.

"I would like to say confidently that Awami League does not believe is the suppression of the opposition party. But there is no concession to the terrorists. The terrorists, irrespective of their party affiliation, must face trial," he said.

He said the BNP leaders have made confusing and unethical political statements over upazila polls. Awami League is determined to uphold the culture of democracy, he said, adding local elections of different levels are needed to empower people.

He said the upazila parishad elections will be held in a free, fair and transparent manner. But, BNP has taken a stance against the polls and the country's democracy like before, he continued.

He said Awami League has to take a strategic stance in the perspective of BNP's stand over the polls. So, Awami League is not allocating party symbols in the polls, he said, adding Awami League hopes that acceptable candidates from the party and beyond will be elected.

He said tough directives has been given from the party so that ministers, lawmakers and party leaders cannot interfere in the election.

Quader said that a festive mood has been created across the country centering on the upazila parishad elections in the first phase. But, BNP is trying to make the polls questionable, he added.

The Awami League leader urged the countrymen to remain alert against the BNP's ill efforts to destroy democracy.

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