251Published on August 6, 2022
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said if BNP again chooses the path of arson attack in the name of taking to the streets, it will be handled with an iron hand, reports BSS.
"If they (BNP) again resort to arson terrorism in the name of taking stance on streets, they will be resisted with an iron hand for the safety of people's lives and properties," he told a press conference at Setu Bhaban in the city.
Quader said the city streets are not the property of any person or group rather those are the properties of the country's people, and it is the government's responsibility to protect their assets.
Mentioning that the BNP's threats to the AL men will not bring any result, he said the AL assumed state power through a long struggle-movement and the AL leaders have the experience of sacrificing lives on the streets.
The AL general secretary said the BNP has the history of fleeing, while BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman is a convicted fugitive, who fled abroad on undertakings saying that he would not do politics.
The roots of the Awami League reached deep in country's soil and its people through the movement and struggle, he said, adding that no matter how many crises and conspiracies go on against the AL, it will remain the same in this country.
Earlier, Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming paid a courtesy call on Obaidul Quader at Setu Bhaban.
During the meeting, they discussed the inauguration of eighth Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge constructed over Kocha River in Pirojpur and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel being constructed under the Karnaphuli River in Chattogram.