Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the people to remain united under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resist the extreme radical forces.
The road transport and bridges minister came up with the call while addressing a press conference at his residence in Dhaka on Saturday amid protests against upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh, reports BSS.
The minister said India was the main ally of Bangladesh’s 1971 Liberation War.
“The head of the government of India was invited to join the celebration of the golden jubilee of independence and birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and this invitation was not extended to any particular individual,” he said.
“Now it is clear who carried out attacks and looting at the houses of Hindu community at Shalla in Sunamganj ahead of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh,” Obaidul Quader said
This attack and looting were carried out as part of a pre-planned conspiracy, he said.
The minister said his party remains ready to give a befitting reply if anyone makes evil attempts to create unrest during the ongoing celebration of golden jubilee of independence.
Quader said the Awami League is in power but it hasn’t left the street, so there will be no benefit by threatening AL about movement.
“The Awami League is in power today through different movements and struggles,” he added.