BNP’s existence at stake due to weak leadership: Quader


DHAKA, Dec 9, 2019 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said BNP’s existence is now at stake due to weak leadership as the party is suffering from a crisis in stewardship.

“Weak leadership put BNP’s existence at stake. . . They’re suffering from leadership crisis. After failing in everything, it seems BNP has declared an ‘undeclared war’ against the court,” he told a press conference on contemporary issues at the ministry conference room in the secretariat here.

Quader said there is no coordination in BNP as the party leaders are making various remarks in different times.

He said two senior BNP leaders left the party and it is now difficult to say who will be next one to leave it.

About keeping 33 percent women in AL committee as per the Representation of the People Order (RPO), Quader said: “It has deadline till 2020. We are keenly thinking of increasing the women leadership and representation in our party.”

Replying to a question, the minister said it is the prime minister’s prerogative to reshuffle the cabinet. But there is no possibility of a cabinet reshuffle before the national council of the Awami League and there is very little possibility of it this month too, he added.

About the preparation for the national council, the AL general secretary said they are well prepared as councils of many district units have already been completed.

Councils in Gopalganj and Jhalakathi districts will be held on December 13 and December 18 respectively, he added.

About bringing changes in the central working committee in the upcoming council, Quader said there will be no change in the president post.

“Though our leader (AL President Sheikh Hasina) time and again wanted to leave the post of the party president we will not let her go,” he added.

He said AL President Sheikh Hasina can bring change in any other post for the sake of the party. Everyone will accept any decision of the party president, he added.