Dhaka, Jan 5 (UNB) – Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP has nothing other than complaining to foreigners after its failure in both the election and its movement.
He also described the remarks of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir over the national election as ‘delirium of a failed politician’.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, came up with the remarks while talking to reporters before a joint meeting of Awami League secretariat and the party’s different associate bodies at its Bangabandhu Avenue office.
“They (BNP) couldn’t wage a movement over the last 10 years. We thank them as they joined the national election. But they utterly failed in the election, too,” he said.
Quader further said, “What can be their (BNP’s) resort now as they have failed in its movement and the election? Now they’re complaining to foreigners and it’s their old habit.”
He said Awami League was more united during the 11th parliamentary election than in the past. “We achieved a massive victory as we could show a stronger unity through excellent coordination under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.”
The Awami League general secretary said their President Sheikh Hasina’s strong stance against evil and communal forces also helped the party get an unforgettable victory in the election.
The minister said their party will celebrate the victory through a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on January 19.
At the beginning of the meeting, one minute silence was observed paying homage to party former secretary general Syed Ashraful Islam.
Four days after being elected an MP of the 11th parliament, Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam died of lung cancer at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday night at the age of 67.
Cumilla, Jan 5 (UNB)-BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday morning said people’s voting right has been snatched once again through ‘state terrorism’ during the 11th national election.
“The administration and Bangladesh Awami League have absolutely turned into ‘public enemies’ through snatching the voting rights of people,” he said.
The BNP leader was talking to reporters during a break at a restaurant in Cumilla on his way to Subarnachar upazila in Noakhali district to see the woman who was gang-raped after election in the early hours of December 31.
Fakhrul said a reign of terror was created before, during and after the polling day, and a sense of fear has been prevailing in the country since then.
Condemning the incident of gang-rape in Noakhai, Fakhrul urged people to come forward to resist such violence. “We had also talked to the Election Commission and asked it to take steps to stop the violence.”
President of Krishak Sramik Janata League Kader Siddiki and BNP leader Shahid Uddin Chowdhury Annie were also present.
The woman, a mother of four, was gang-raped at Charjubli village in the upazila on December 31 by a gang of 10-12 men after the general election.
Dhaka, Jan 5 (UNB) –Jatiya Party on Saturday nominated its Secretary General Moshiur Rahman Ranga as the opposition chief whip of the 11the parliament.
A letter in this regard signed by Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Friday was sent to Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury.
Earlier on Friday, HM Ershad said his party will be the main opposition in Parliament while he will act as the Leader of the Opposition.
Contradicting his party’s parliamentary body’s decision, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad on Friday said his party will be the main opposition in Parliament while he will act as the Leader of the Opposition.
In a statement on Friday, Jatiya Party chairman Ershad came up with the announcement contradicting the Jatiya Party Parliamentary Party’s decision to join the Awami League-led Grand Alliance government.
Jatiya Party which joined the election as the key partner of the Grand Alliance bagged 22 seats.
Party senior cochairman RaushonErshad was the opposition leader in 10th parliament while some party MPs joined the cabinet.
Dhaka, Jan 4 (UNB) – Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Friday claimed that BNP was demanding reelection and lodging ‘imaginary’ complaints to cover up the failure of its leadership during the election.
“BNP leaders completely failed in the election as they remained isolated from the people during the election. They’d expected the interference of an invisible power to create an abnormal atmosphere,” he said while exchanging views with reporters and party leaders at the Shaheed Col Taher Auditorium.
Inu, also Jatiya Samajtanrik Dal president, added: “They’ve now lodging imaginary complaints to the Election Commission to save their backs.”
He also said it is BNP’s old ‘bad’ habit to reject the results after its defeat in any election. “They (BNP) even rejected the results after they lost the election held under the caretaker government,” he said.
Claiming that the Sheikh Hasina government is a journalist-friendly one, the minister urged newsmen to work without any fear and bring it to the notice of the Information Ministry if any of them faces any threat.
Dhaka, Jan 4 (UNB) – Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain and general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu on Friday expressed deep shock at the death of Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam.
In a joint condolence message, they said the role of an experienced parliamentarian and an honest and competent politician like Syed Ashraf was necessary in a ‘confrontational’ political atmosphere after the 11th parliamentary election.
Under the current circumstances, he could have played a role in the interest of the party rising above parochial party interests, the Gano Forum leaders said.
The country has lost a great heart and a dedicated politician and patriot at his death, they added.
Dr Kamal and Montu prayed for salvation of the departed soul and conveyed their sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Four days after being elected an MP of the 11th parliament, Awami League Presidium member and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam died of lungs cancer at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday night. He was 67.
Syed Ashraf, son of national leader and Bangabandhu’s close associate Syed Nazrul Islam, breathed his last at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok around 9:45pm.