Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday termed hooliganism the confinement of the party’s policymaker Moudud Ahmed to his village home in Noakhali by police since Friday.
BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at the party’s central office around 11:00am alleged that police cordoned the party’s standing committee member Moudud Ahmed to his own residence at Maniknagar in Companyganj from Friday morning.
He complained that Moudud was confined at the instruction of road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader, also ruling Awami League general secretary.
‘Such behavior with Barrister Moudud Ahmed is nothing but hooliganism,’ Rizvi said, condemning and protesting at the incident.
He said police obstructed the party’s leaders and activists while they went to meet Moudud on Friday and arrested 10 from in front his house.
No leaders and activists could meet with the standing committee member also on Saturday and could not hold meeting with him as part of pre-scheduled programme, he said.
Rizvi said Obaidul Quader could not win in general election in his constituency with ‘people’s votes’ so he kept Moudud confined to his home by police to prevent the locals and the party leaders and activists from meeting him.
People like ‘Obaidul Quader’ are widening the path of recurrence of ‘1/11’ through their misdeeds, Rizvi warned.
The BNP leader alleged that the road transport and bridges minister totally failed to conduct his ministry, saying the procession of death on road was not stopping.
He said 30 to 40 kilometre-long tailbacks remained on all highways when people were going home to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha on August 22.
BNP leaders including Ahmed Azam Khan, Abul Khaer Bhuiyan, Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie and Mostafizur Rahman Babul, Taiful Islam Tipu and Munir Hossain, among others, were present.
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