May 17, 2022, 5:12 am
Online Desk /
Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said the BNP is still able to do politics as the Awami League is tolerant.
He said this at a press conference held at his residence on Saturday morning. News boss
Obaidul Quader said, “The BNP is able to criticize the government because there is democracy in the country and is criticizing it in various ways including speeches, statements, human chain, discussions and talk shows.” The government is not punishing them for this.
He said the Awami League was not vindictive even after killing the father of the nation and his family in 1975 and trying to assassinate Sheikh Hasina on August 21.
Obaidul Quader said in response to the allegation of the BNP leaders that there is no soil under the feet of the government, the BNP has been saying such things for the last one century. In fact, not the government, the BNP has no soil under their feet, if they had soil under their feet, they would have taken to the streets and even come to the polls.
He said the BNP has no ground under its feet for its negative and conspiratorial politics, so they are isolated from the roots and averse to elections.
Mentioning that BNPE wanted to throw democracy in the Bay of Bengal through the voterless elections on February 15, Obaidul Quader said that BNPE wanted to destroy democracy by creating one and a half crore fake voters. Even the BNP has uprooted democracy and democratic values from the constitution.
He said BNP is the killer of democracy and Awami League and Sheikh Hasina are the defenders of democracy. When Ziaur Rahman was the army chief, he killed democracy by voting yes or no.
Obaidul Quader said that Sheikh Hasina has brought democracy on the right path by overcoming many obstacles in the way of development of democracy.
The bridge minister said it was a matter of time to institutionalize democracy but if the BNP had played a responsible role as an opposition party, it would not have taken long for democracy to be institutionalized.
He said both the government and the opposition could institutionalize democracy, but the opposition was repeatedly obstructing the establishment of democracy there.
He remarked that the BNP had failed in the movement and elections and was now inciting communal forces against the country and the government.
Claiming that the people of the country have confidence in the leadership of Sheikh Hasina and the people are happy with the government, the Road Transport Minister said that the BNP wanted the people of the country to die on the streets without eating, but it did not happen.