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Don’t resort to arson again

Obaidul Quader warns BNP

Published : 26 Sep 2021 10:13 PM | Updated : 27 Sep 2021 01:34 PM

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said his party is ready to give a fitting reply if BNP tries to resort to arson violence again in the name of the movement.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on the occasion of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's birthday to be celebrated on Sunday.

The meeting was organized by the party's relief and social welfare sub-committee at the party’s central office.

Referring to the BNP's series of meetings as part of what he alleged the conspiracy, Quader said, "It seems that there is a conspiracy to indulge in arson violence again in the name of the movement.”

He sounded a warning saying that if BNP resorts to violence and disrupt the development works of Sheikh Hasina, then “We are ready to give a befitting reply together with people.”

 Quader blasted BNP Secretary General’s Mirza Fakhrul for saying that  the prime minister’s visit to the US has not been successful.

 “You have no information. You haven't read the New York Times. Every statement of the prime minister, including the speech at the UN General Assembly, has been praised by the world leaders,” Quader said dismissing Fakhrul’s comments.

Quader said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for the eradication of corona vaccine inequality and asked to ensure vaccines for everyone.

"Mr. Fakhrul, haven't you heard the news? Didn't you read the New York Times?" he added.

The reports suggested that if a nation wants to eliminate poverty, it should follow Bangladesh and witness the development carried out by Sheikh Hasina's government, he mentioned.

He said developed countries have not done anything for Bangladesh to accelerate the repatriation of the Rohingyas. But PM Sheikh Hasina raised her voice with courage on this issue to the world leaders.

Awami League presidium member Matia Chowdhury presided over the meeting while presidium member Abdur Rahman, joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, organizing secretary BM Mozammel Haque also spoke.

Member secretary and relief and social welfare secretary of the party's relief and social welfare sub-committee Sajit Roy Naddi conducted the meeting.

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