BNP’s politics is key barrier to flourishing democracy: Quader

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DHAKA, June 14, 2021 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the BNP’s politics of killings and conspiracy is the main impediment to flourishing democracy in the country.

He came up with the remark while speaking at a meeting through videoconferencing from his official residence here.

Sainik League arranged the meeting at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said BNP is responsible for mutual animosity created in the country’s politics by killing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members.

He said Ziaur Rahman was the mastermind behind the Bangabandhu killing, while BNP intrigued many times to kill AL President Sheikh Hasina.

The Awami League was not involved in the assassination of Ziaur Rahman and never got involved in conspiracy to kill BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, Quader said.

The BNP wants to destabilise the country by hatching intrigues against the government, he said. So a united resistance must be created against them, he added.

The AL general secretary said: “If we want to save Bangladesh, we have to protect the spirit of liberation war and democracy. If we want to save the AL, we should protect democracy along with AL workers.”

Addressing the leaders and workers of Sainik League, he said: “If you can’t be a soldier of Bangabandhu’s ideology, Sainik League will not bring any benefit.”

Chaired by convener of Sainik League’s conference preparation committee Shirin Ahmed, the meeting was addressed, among others, by AL publicity and publication secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap and its office secretary Barrister Biplob Barua.