BNP can’t come out of negative politics: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said BNP cannot come out of negative politics as it has become ‘a party of complaints’ after failing in elections and movements, reports BSS.

‘Now the people have boycotted BNP. After being boycotted, they are hatching conspiracy to come to power through secret ways,’ he told the triennial conference of Motor Chalok League at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium in Dhaka. Terming BNP as mastermind of evil politics, Quader urged all to remain alert so that the party cannot come to power again.

‘BNP is the patron of militancy and communal forces and they had initiated the ill politics of communalism in the country,’ he said. Quader said if the communal forces come to power again, they will push the country into the dark and make Bangladesh champion in corruption and terrorism.

Turning to BNP leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed, the AL general secretary dubbed him as a ‘resident representative’ of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office and said he (Rizvi) is making complaints and criticism against the government from the office. About the upcoming Dhaka city polls, the minister said the government will not interfere in the election as the Election Commission will conduct the polls and the government will extend cooperation to the commission to hold a free, fair and neutral election.

Quader said the AL nominated candidates for the polls are going door to door of voters during their election campaigns. He said the prime minister asked all government agencies and law enforcing agencies to extend all-out cooperation in holding the polls in a free, fair and neutral manner.

The AL general secretary said sensing imminent defeat in the city polls, BNP is out to hatch different conspiracies and the party is making complaints to make the polls questionable. Referring to road safety, Quader urged the drivers of vehicles to refrain from driving recklessly, talking over mobile phones while driving and taking drugs.

AL Publicity and Publications Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua and Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur addressed the function. Motor Chalok League President Ali Hossain chaired the conference moderated by its general secretary Sanwar Hossain Chowdhury.