'BNP to get befitting reply, if it creates anarchy'
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the countrymen will give befitting reply to BNP, if they try to create anarchy centring the forthcoming parliamentary polls.
“They (BNP) should keep in mind that it is not 2014, it is 2018,” he said, reports BSS.
The road transport and bridges minister reporters made the remarks after attending a programme at Gabtoli area in Dhaka on Friday.
Quader said the BNP has sensed that they have no scope to go to power normally.
"They along with their fundamentalist ally are intriguing to topple the government," he alleged.
Earlier, the AL general secretary distributed leaflets in the area on the fifth day of their week-long programme for showcasing the development works of the government and highlighting acts of terrorism and violence of BNP-Jamaat.
Quader, also said BNP is pursuing dirty politics over the health issue of its chief Begum Khaleda Zia.
He said the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University is the right place for the treatment of Begum Zia.
"The court has also given the directive to this end," he said, adding the government is not doing any dirty politics on Begum Zia’s health issue.
But, Quader said, the leaders of BNP are indulged in nasty politics on Begum Zia’s treatment.
The ruling party general secretary said, “I didn’t tell any party to make unity with us."
"I have told that the left-leaning parties believe in the spirit of the Liberation War and they respect Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman," Quader said.
"I urged them to be united. We want unity against fundamentalist evil forces, against the dirty politics and against the enemies of the Liberation War,” the minister added.
About the use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Quader said his party wants the EVMs to be used in a limited scale in the upcoming national polls.
"AL also made a demand for using EVM to the Election Commission," he added.
AL central leader Mrinal Kanti Das and Delowar Hossain, AL City North unit General Secretary Sadek Khan, among others, accompanied the minister.