BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday said Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has made himself a "ridiculous character" to people by making ‘imaginary’ comments about his political opponents.
“We’ve recently noticed that some leaders and ministers of Awami League, especially its general secretary Obaidul Quader, have taken fictitious statements against BNP at daily press briefings as their only political programme,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, Rizvi said, “Obaidul Quader has turned himself into a ridiculous character to people by daily spreading lies against BNP without any reason.”
He said the ruling party leaders have no choice but to make childish statements against the BNP since they still cannot understand that they have become enemies of mass people.
Referring to a recent remark by Obaidul Quader’s younger brother and Noakhali’s Companygonj Municipality mayor Abdul Quader Mirza that Awami League’s MP’s will not get the escape route, let alone getting elected, in a fair election, Rizvi said this comment depicted present Bangladesh’s a realistic picture.
The BNP leader alleged that the government is encouraging police to indulge in illegal activities only to bury democracy and the rule of law. “They’ve also sacrificed their self-esteem to take the opportunity of plundering public money by staying in power.”
Rizvi said their party leaders and activists will arrange human chains in all metropolitan cities and municipalities on January 10 demanding the resignation of the Election Commission for its failure to discharge constitutional duties.
In the capital, he said BNP’s Dhaka south and north city units will observe the similar programme in front of the Jatiya Press Club at 11am the same day.