Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader today criticized the recent statement of BNP saying that the country is not in crisis rather BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is in big crisis.
"Khaleda Zia's statement is a new edition to BNP's tradition of falsehood," he said in a statement in protest against BNP Chief's statement issued on the occasion of International Human Rights Day.
In the statement, the road transport minister said "It is ludicrous that Begum Khaleda Zia is giving statement on human rights as she was the mastermind of killing innocent people by carrying out petrol-bomb attack on them, setting fire on locked vehicles parked on road to kill sleeping transport workers inside the vehicles, killing on duty law enforcement agency members."
Quader said when BNP was in power, the party chief Khaleda misused government forces to kill numerous leaders and workers of opposition party. The Awami League general secretary said the people of Bangladesh have not forgotten the atrocities perpetrated by Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman.
He said when Khaleda Zia talked about human rights, it created an adverse impact on the minds of the people reminding us all about the atrocities carried out by Begum Zia and her son. "The souls of Shah AMS Kibria, Ahsanullah Master, Mamtaz Uddin and 26,000 leaders and workers of Awami League would not rest in peace," he said.
Quader said it does not seem befitting for Khaleda Zia to talk about human rights as she perpetrated atrocities like the August 21 grandee attack on Awami League rally by using state power.
The family members of over 150 victims and burn-injured innocent people, who came under petrol back attacks launched by BNP-Jamaat, are still in mourning, he said.
He said none including pregnant mothers and minor children could escape from the terrorist attacks of BNP. The minister said according to a recent survey carried out by Gallup, the Washington DC-based opinion pollster, Bangladesh is one of the safest countries in the world and Bangladesh is among the first 30 countries out of 141 in human rights criteria.
"Under such circumstance, Begum Zia's falsehood is not only without any basis but also a manifestation of vengeance," the Awami League general secretary said.
The minister said the country under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is heading towards sustainable development quickly and the countrymen being imbued with new dreams and aspiration are working tirelessly from their respective position for the betterment of their motherland.
"But Begum Khaleda Zia cannot stand the development and welfare of the country and its people. She is suffering from jealousy. So, the country is not in crisis rather Begum Khaleda Zia is in big crisis," he said.
Quader said Khaleda Zia has been perplexed at the Awami League-triggered development spree and urged her (Khaleda) to stay away from the path of vengeance.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)