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BNP’s vision is cloaked in thick fog: Quader

Observing that the BNP is revolving in the cycle of hopeless and negative politics, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the BNP’s vision is cloaked in thick fog.

“It is very normal that those, who prefer to the dark lane to assume power, will not find light. The BNP’s vision is now covered in thick fog,” he told a press conference at the Secretariat here.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the BNP is revolving in the circle of lightless, hopeless and negative politics.

“And the BNP leaders gripped with frustration are making fictional stories of famine by sitting at home,” he added.

Replying to a statement of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the AL general secretary said in fact, there is no famine in the country but it is found in the mentality of some leaders of the BNP and oppositions.

Bangladesh is now self-sufficient in food under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, while country’s people are very happy with its development and achievements, he said.

Quader said all the success stories of the country achieved under Sheikh Hasina have been lauded around the world but it is a matter of regret that the BNP leaders do not find those.

Blaming that the BNP has been pursuing the politics of vengeance in the country since its inception, he said the country’s people know better that the history of the BNP is the history of murder, conspiracy to oppress political opponents and grabbing power by holding people hostage under guns and boots.

After assuming power in 2001, the road transport and bridges minister said, the 56,000 square miles of Bangladesh was burnt in the fire of BNP’s vengeance.

Some leaders of the oppositions, including the BNP, are deliberately criticising the Sheikh Hasina government, he said, adding that without constructive criticism, they have started criticising Sheikh Hasina and her government with blind hatred in and outside the Parliament.

Claiming that the Awami League does not believe in the politics of revenge and repression, Quader said the AL had witnessed the brutality of August 15, 1975 and the inhumanity of the November 3.

More than 20 attempts, including grenade attacks, were made to kill AL President Sheikh Hasina, he said.

“The false birthday (of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia) was celebrated by cutting cakes. Our hearts have been bleeding time and again. Even then the AL did not follow any undemocratic or legal path,” Quader said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)