BNP is bearer and possessor of politics of conflict: Quader
Published: 04:07 PM, 7 September 2020 Updated: 04:08 PM, 7 September 2020
Obaidul Quader. File Photo
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said BNP hurt the harmony of Bangladesh time and again as the party bears the politics of conflict.
He said this on Monday at a virtual press conference from his official residence on parliament premises.
Obaidul Quader said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina does not believe in politics of clash. BNP is the bearer and possessor of politics of conflict and they time and again carry out attacks on the root of harmony of Bangladesh.
BNP is tarnishing the country’s image while criticizing the government, he said, adding that politics of negativity and falsehood is making them (BNP) isolated from people and if it continues, gradually the party would become irreverent.
Castigating BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s remarks, Quader said BNP spread the poison of unrest in the country’s politics as it has the ‘patent’ of politics of terrorism and conspiracy.
About BNP’s allegation that the government is destroying the economy, the minister said BNP is making falsehood even after witnessing the country’s economic uplift and positive trend in every economic variable.
Bangladesh has become a role model of development and progress, he said, adding that the country has made a record in remittance inflow, increase of exports and foreign exchange reserve amidst the global economic stagnation in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
Quader said now the country’s economy stands on strong basement under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Could BNP ever think of achieving economic growth above 8 percent during their tenure? Do the formulation of Tk 568,000 crore national budget and its implementation bear the example of weak economy?” he questioned.
The minister said the per capita income of Bangladesh rose to $2,064 but BNP could not see the country’s unprecedented progress in every economic and social index.
He said Bangladesh remains in strong position in world economy including in development of living standard of people, poverty alleviation as well as increase of employment opportunities, export with reducing dependency on import and overseas employment, food security and flourishing of industries.
Even after these massive developments, BNP could not see any positive thing as their politics is now roaming around the spiral of negativity, he added.