16 Aug 2022, 19:37
Update : 16 Aug 2022, 20:09

BNP leaders don’t understand PM’s generosity: Quader

DHAKA, Aug 16, 2022 (BSS) – Awami League General 
Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the leaders of 
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) do not understand the 
generosity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The BNP leaders do not understand the generosity that 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown over the holding 
of BNP rallies and meetings,” he told a discussion.
The AL organised the discussion at Bangabandhu 
International Conference Centre here, marking the 47th 
death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said 
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed all the AL 
men not to create obstacles to holding the rallies of BNP. 
“Leader (Sheikh Hasina), we understand the meaning of 
your generosity, but they (BNP leaders) don’t understand 
that,” he added.
  The AL general secretary said: “They say you (the 
Premier) are doing this under the pressure of foreigners. 
A slogan is chanted from London and it is reflected in 
Paltan. What slogan? Take back Bangladesh….Bangladesh 
became world champion in graft five times in a row. 
Where will they go by taking back?”
Overcoming the uneven path of crisis, Bangladesh is 
maintaining stability under the leadership of Prime 
Minister Sheikh Hasina and the country is still 
progressing, he said. 
“We still have the foreign exchange reserve of US$ 40 to 
42 billion…in Bangladesh, now the rickshaw pullers also 
talk about the reserve. Sri Lanka has run out of its 
reserves. Pakistan’s reserves are at the bottom. Because of 
this, they (BNP leaders) also see nightmares about 
Bangladesh,” he said.

 Urging the AL leaders and workers not to get confused by paying heed to rumours,
Quader said Bangladesh will neither be Sri Lanka nor Pakistan as this is the
country of Bangabandhu, heroes and Sheikh Hasina.

Calling upon them to stay united and keep the party organised, he said: "If we can
proceed as per our leader's instructions, we will be able to reach the port of
victory again in the next elections. The Awami League has everything. There is no
shortage of good people here. Just stay united. None can halt the AL's victory".

Stressing the need for forming a commission to unmask the masterminds behind the
Bangabandhu killing, the AL general secretary said the law minister told that the
commission would be constituted, but not just in words, the country's people want
to see its implementation.

"There are more mysterious people involved in this brutal killing. The nation does
not know them...the truth should be revealed. We must know the truth," he said.

Quader said military dictator Ziaur Rahman rewarded the killers of Bangabandhu and
sent them to Thailand, and they were given jobs in Bangladesh missions abroad.

Zia violated the country's Constitution by including the Indemnity Ordinance in its
fifth amendment as he wanted to give constitutional legitimacy to the killers.

Chaired by AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the meeting was
addressed, among others, by AL advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail
Ahmed, presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman
and Kamrul Islam, joint general secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister
Dr Hasan Mahmud and liberation war affairs secretary Mrinal Kanti Das.

AL publicity and publication secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap moderated the meeting.




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