Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that BNP had taken the people and the police as the party’s opponents to hide its political failures.
‘As the people don’t cast their vote in favour of BNP, the party has made the people as their opponents. They carried out sabotage to take revenge on people,’ he told a regular press conference at his official residence in Dhaka.
He urged the BNP to stop spreading their political propaganda during the coronavirus crisis in the name of criticising the government.
About BNP’s remarks that the incident of carrying out mayhem on March 26 was a planned one, Obaidul said he too thought that the incident on that day and the aftermaths were part of a deep-rooted conspiracy to create unrest in the country and BNP and its cohorts made the plan and incited Hefajat to launch the mayhem.
‘BNP incited the anti-liberation forces. . . BNP and their cohorts designed the plan to carry out the mayhem,’ he said.
Suddenly, BNP on Tuesday, 18 days after the incident, made a ridiculous and evil attempt to shift the liability to others, he said.
Obaidul said that it was now as clear as daylight which party was patronising whom in the country’s politics.
Today everything is clear to the people, so there will be no benefit to hide in a superficial way, he added.
Mentioning that the people know very well about BNP’s double standard policy, the AL general secretary said that BNP earlier said lockdown was imposed but nobody was abiding by the restrictions.
But when the government has enforced a complete lockdown, BNP is now saying that the government is pushing the people into trouble by enforcing shutdown in the name of lockdown, he said.
The minister said that the people were removing BNP from the field of politics due to its double standard policy.
‘BNP’s policy is to oppose any effort of the government without evaluating it whether it is good or bad. BNP’s opportunist face was exposed to the people long ago. That is why they are becoming irrelevant in politics day by day,’ he said.
Mentioning that going for a blame game over the coronavirus would worsen the situation, he urged the BNP to come out of the politics of blaming for the betterment of the country.
Actually, BNP makes some absurd allegations and Awami League has to reply to these allegations, he said.
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