Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said transport workers were the worst sufferers of sabotage and arson attacks perpetrated by BNP-Jamaat in the name of movement during the last general election.
"Anti-liberation force, BNP-Jamaat not only hatched conspiracy to kill bus drivers but also democracy through carrying out arson attacks," he told a discussion organized by Awami Motor Driver League in memory of Shaheed Nur Hossain at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium here.
Quader said BNP made a mistake by not participating in the last general election and now they have to bear the consequences of their mistake.
"Like the reckless drivers, the BNP had killed innocent people and also jeopardized democracy," the Awami League general secrecy said.
The minister called upon the people to remain united under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to save democracy.
"Though the country's democracy has got rid of military rulers, it is not out of danger even now. The march towards institutionalizing democracy is not easy. All democratic forces should work together to make the march a success," he said.
About the road accident and traffic gridlock, the Road Transport minister said: "We have to change our mindset to stop road accidents and traffic jam".
He attributed reckless driving, engaging the under aged as drivers, jay walking of pedestrians and lack of training on driving to road accidents.
Awami League Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap and Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary Saifuzzaman Shekhor addressed the function as special guests with Awami Motor Driver League President and Shaheed Nur Hossain's brother Ali Hossain in the chair.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)