1241Published on May 22, 2022
Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP as an internationally recognized terrorist political party and said BNP wants to grab state power through terrorism.
He was addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra League marking Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's homecoming day at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium on the Dhaka University campus.
"Awami League will come to power through attaining people's mandate as people are the source of strength of our party," he said.
Noting that if Awami League leaders and workers remain united, no force can defeat this party, Quader hoped Awami League will win the next parliamentary polls by attaining people's mandate under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
In reply to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and others who compared Bangladesh with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the minister said as long as Sheikh Hasina stays in power, Bangladesh will be compared with European countries and the United States, not Sri Lanka, Afghanistan or Pakistan.
As Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina returned to her homeland, Bangladesh graduated to a developing nation from a least developed country (LDC). Confined democracy has been freed as she returned home, he added.