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Schism imminent in BNP: Quader


By BSS
Published : 11 Oct 2021 10:16 PM | Updated : 12 Oct 2021 01:32 PM

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the tune of separation is now being played in the BNP.

"The clarinet of separation is being played in BNP's own house now. One by one, the BNP leaders are leaving their house (the party). The tune of division is being played in the 20-party alliance too," he said. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks at the inaugural function of a conference of five units of Mohammadpur's Ward-19 AL in the capital. He said: "The BNP itself is getting divided. Now I hear that it would form committee sitting at home without holding a central conference...there is no democracy in the party. How will they establish democracy in the country?" Responding to a comment of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, the AL general secretary said he gets surprised seeing that an election commissioner is giving political statements in favour of a party holding a position in a constitutional body.

About the country's mega projects, the road transport and bridges minister said the prime minister will inaugurate metro rail, Padma Bridge, Bus Traffic Transit, Gazipur-Tongi four-lane road project and the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel (Karnaphuli Tunnel) next year. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has added a new trend of development and created history in the country, he said. 

"Some 10 flyovers will be built in Bangladesh. When four mega projects are inaugurated next year, the people will stop criticism of BNP. There would be no place of criticism for them (BNP leaders)," Quader said.

Issuing a warning to the AL leaders and workers, he instructed them not to allow terrorists, extortionists, land grabbers, drug dealers and wrongdoers in the parity. "Don't bring bad people in the party to increase the number of your own people. These bad guys are the cuckoos of spring. When good people come to the Awami League, we will be stronger," he said.

AL presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, its organising secretary Mirza Azam, Dhaka North City AL president Sheikh BazlurRahman, its general secretary SM Mannan Kochi, vice-president Sadek Khan and organising secretary AzizulHaqueRana, among others, spoke at the meeting with Ward-19 AL president Salim Ullah Salu in the chair.

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