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BNP’s call for war comment undemocratic: Quader

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About BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s call for waging war for going to power, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said such comments of BNP leaders are undemocratic on one hand and on the other it shows fascist mentality of the party.

“BNP is showing the mentality of waging war to oust the government. Their evil attempts will be dealt with an iron hand to protect life and property of the people,” he said.

He made the comment while speaking at a press conference at his official residence on the occasion of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s release day from prison.

It should be thought intensely whether BNP is hinting about carrying out arson terrorism or creating anarchic situation by calling upon the party workers to wage war, said Quader. He said if it becomes true, the people remain prepared to give a befitting reply to BNP’s arson terrorism and anarchy.

About BNP leaders’ remarks that they want democracy and to oust the government, Quader said at first they (BNP) should be democratic and respectful to democracy inside party and in politics.

Democracy is not only a matter of demanding but also it is a thing to be practiced, he said.

The minister said now election is the only path for changing the government. So, BNP has to wait for the next elections for government changeover, he said, adding that the party which will get public mandate will form the government.

About AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s sacrifice and struggle, he said Sheikh Hasina’s journey in national politics began with the undisputed mentality of establishing democratic rights of the people of this soil.

Quader said she had to face imprisonments and oppressions a lot in her movement for people’s emancipation.

Sheikh Hasina had to face assassination attempts for many times but she kept her journey going defying all conspiracies to take ahead the country as a fearless warrior with the love of people, he said.

He said today Bangladesh attained a dignified position in the international arena under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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