Befitting reply if BNP unleashes terrorist acts: Quader

DHAKA Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said befitting reply will be given to BNP if the party carries out terrorist activities in the name of movement.

The government is monitoring BNP's activities with tolerance. If BNP takes the government tolerance as weakness, they will suffer for that, he told journalists after a meeting with newly-elected mayors of Dhaka south and north city corporations and MPs at AL president's Dhanmondi political office here.

About the issue of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's bail, Quader said it is the jurisdiction of the court to give her bail.

Neither the present government lodged the case against Khaleda Zia nor it has the jurisdiction to give her bail, he said adding the case was filed against Khaleda Zia during the period of last caretaker government.

Quader said if BNP now wages movement for Khaleda Zia's bail it will go against the court.

There is no unity inside BNP. How they will wage movement? he posed a question.

Quader said BNP is now out to spread hatred against the Dhaka city polls after it failed to win the elections.

The AL general secretary said his party will be strengthened further at grassroots to resist the BNP's anti-government activities.

AL Advisory Council member Mukul Bose, Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretary BM Mozammel Haque and Mirza Azam, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, central leader Advocate Qamrul Islam, newly-elected mayors of Dhaka south and north city corporations Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam respectively, Dhaka City South AL President Abu Ahmed Munnafi and general secretary Humayun Kabir were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)