Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cannot be stopped by issuing visa policy and sanctions.
"Bangladesh will run in line with constitution. It does not abide by any country's sanctions. We could not be defeated in 1971 and Sheikh Hasina cannot be stopped even today by issuing sanctions. We don't care about anyone's sanctions," he told a rally.
Dhaka District Awami League arranged the peace and development rally at Zinjira in Keraniganj this afternoon, protesting terrorism, militancy, anarchy, ill-politics and anti-state conspiracy of BNP-Jamaat.
The AL general secretary said the United States imposed sanctions but BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir issued threat over the sanctions.
"Did Mirza Fakhrul get an agency? Washington's sanctions could not stop Israel's killing in Palestine. They (US) could not stop the Russian invasion in Ukraine. No one pays heed to sanctions. So, we who have achieved the country's independence in exchange of blood are not afraid of sanctions," he said.
Quader said game will start once Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home after wrapping up foreign tour. "The captain is coming. The captain is now in Washington after attending the UN General Assembly. Get ready as there will be a game," he added.
Issuing a warning that if AL workers are hurt by anyone, he or she will not be spared, he said the ruling AL will not bow down to anyone.
The Awami League wants to see how BNP captures Dhaka, while the ruling party will occupy the entire country with red and green flag, the road transport minister said.
About the tears of Fakhrul, Quader said BNP is now crying itself, while many mothers lost their hearts and many people lost their mothers and fathers by BNP men during its reign.
Chaired by Dhaka District AL President Benazir Ahmad, MP, the rally was addressed, among others, by AL Presidium Member Qamrul Islam, Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising Secretary Mirza Azam, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman and State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid.
Dhaka District AL General Secretary Paniruzzaman Tarun moderated the rally.
Hanif questioned if BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is not sent abroad for her better medical treatment, why should the Awami League be responsible.
"If you think she needs better treatment then why not go to legal process?" he asked.
Bahauddin Nasim said BNP-Jamaat is hatching plots to create anarchy in the country again, while they are blocking roads in various places and are destroying assets of people in the name of rally.