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Quader: BNP killed 22,000 Awami League men while in power

প্রকাশ:  ২৩ আগস্ট ২০২৩, ০৮:৩৩
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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the BNP killed about 22,000 leaders and activists of his party while it was in power from 2001-2006, when there was no room for democracy in Bangladesh.

“BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir claims that we killed 22 of their leaders and activists. Mr Fakhrul, you (BNP) killed 22,000 of our leaders and activists. You now talk about democracy but where was the democracy during your rule?” Quader said during a views-exchange meeting with leaders of the Awami League central committee and the party’s Dhaka and neighbouring district units at the Dhaka district Awami League office in Tejgaon on Tuesday.

Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister, said when the BNP-Jamaat alliance came to power in 2001, they started torturing Awami League leaders and activists.

He said Bangladesh is not a land for friends of Pakistan, communalists and money launderers. Awami League leaders and workers will jointly resist militancy, terrorism and communal forces, the politician said.

Tarique Rahman left the country giving an undertaking that he would never come back to politics; so the people of Bangladesh will never accept him as their leader, Quader said.

The Awami League general secretary blasted Fakhrul for his remark that the government is staging a drama, saying it is the BNP that staged a “Joj Miah drama” after the grenade attack on Sheikh Hasina on August 21, 2004.

About the inauguration of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway on September 2, the minister said the opening ceremony will turn into a large gathering, and he is eagerly waiting to see the joyous moment.

He said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the architect of the country’s independence, while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the architect of its economic emancipation.

As long as Bangladesh exists, the country will carry the legacy of Bangabandhu and his daughter Sheikh Hasina – they will remain alive in the hearts of the country’s people forever, he added.

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