Quader urges all to refrain from political blame game

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DHAKA, May 13, 2021 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road
Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today called upon all
political parties to refrain from political blame game during the
coronavirus crisis.

“It is the duty and responsibility of all political parties to
refrain from political blame game during the coronavirus crisis and
ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr,” he told a regular press conference at his
official residence here.

Quader said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir
resort to such things in the name of criticizing the government that
AL has to reply to those. “But we don’t get the answers of our
questions,” he said.

He said the nation gets confused over the fake date of birth of BNP
Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia but BNP is yet to give a proper reply to
this end.

“Khaleda Zia is ill now. The people expected Mirza Fakhrul would
seek apology to the nation for celebrating the fake birthday on the
day of brutal assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh
Mujibur Rahman on August 15,” he said.

But Fakhrul didn’t do that, rather he is spreading hatred and anger
against the government every day, he said.

About BNP secretary general’s comment that the government is
creating ‘kingdom of terror’, the AL general secretary said it’s not
the government rather BNP is doing so like they did in 2001.

After assuming power in 2001, the then BNP government had run
‘steamroller’ of torture on people while 21,000 leaders and workers of
AL were killed.

During the BNP-Jamaat government, he said, the country was made a
valley of death with the blood of thousands of AL leaders and workers.
Bangladesh became a safe haven of killings, abduction, murders, rape
and repression, he said.

Reminding the BNP leaders that Mahima, Rahima, Purnima and hundreds
others women were raped during that period, Quader questioned: “Did
BNP forget these incidents?”

He said repression on minority community surpassed the persecution
lunched by Pakistani occupational forces.

Urging the BNP leaders to see their own face in mirror, Quader
said: “You would see nothing but stigmatized history and distorted
face.”

He said BNP was directly and indirectly involved with the mayhem
carried out by Hefajat on March 26 this year to make the country
instable.

BNP also incited Hefajat in the past to make sabotage to create
instability in the country centering the sculpture issue, he added.