Tarique left country giving a bond that he would not do politics anymore: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today questioned how Tarique Rahman can lead BNP when "he can't dare to return home". Tarique went abroad during the caretaker government's tenure, giving a bond that he would "not do politics anymore", the prime minister said while addressing a discussion – marking the 73rd founding anniversary of Bangladesh ...

Awami League ready to stop BNP's anarchy

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that if BNP wanted to create anarchy on the streets in the name of movement, it would be handled with an iron hand. ‘Chhatra Dal has been sent to field threatening to kill Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina...everything has an end. Mirza Fakhrul, don’t play with f...

BNP's slogan reveals its vicious character

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the BNP's slogan - 'let the weapons of the 15 August roar once again' - has exposed its murderous character. He made the remark while addressing a press conference at his official residence in the city on Sunday morning. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said in t...

BNP wants to seize state power through terrorism

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 Mi...

Bangladesh has no strong opposition due to conspiracies of Dictators: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said military dictators Ziaur Rahman and HM Ershad formed the political parties to legitimize the state power they seized illegally, condemning their parties for lack of involvement with democracy. "Both Ziaur Rahman and Ershad formed BNP and Jatiya Party respectively to legitimize...

BNP has no ability to wage movement

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that BNP was trying to allure other political parties into its alliance since it had lost its ability to wage a movement alone against the government. "How will the party (BNP), which has no unity within it, get united with other political parties?" he questioned while speaking at ...

German ambassador unhappy about BNP misquoting him

Achim Tröster, the German ambassador in Dhaka, has voiced his displeasure about BNP ‘misquoting’ him on the state of human rights and democracy in Bangladesh following his meeting with the party’s leaders last month. “I was a little bit unhappy about it, because I very much appreciate it if I am asked personally wit...

BNP maintains double standard over democracy

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP leaders are maintaining double standards over democracy. “BNP made a farce in the name of multi-party democracy. As BNP lost people’s confidence, the party is now unimportant to people,” he said. Quader was addressing a ...

BNP men seek relief from its failed leadership

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the BNP leaders and activists now want to get rid of their top failed leadership. “BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is trying to make the country’s people scared by talking about bad times. In fact, there is no bad times in the country, bad times are prevailin...

BNP shifting responsibility of their failure to govt

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the BNP leaders are shifting the responsibility of their incompetence, inefficiency and failure to the government. He made the remark while speaking at a press conference at his official residence in the city. Quader came down heavily on the BNP leaders as they blamed the government...

BNP doesn't believe in independence, Liberation War spirit: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (6 April) said in parliament that a BNP lawmaker's remark on nationalisation of "Joy Bangla" slogan has proved that they don't believe in the country's independence and the spirit of the Liberation War.   "His (BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid's) remarks have proved that they don't believe in ...

BNP becomes aimless, failed political party

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said as the BNP never takes any political programme for the welfare of the country's people, it has now become an aimless, ineffective and failed political party."People do not support any statement of BNP. The actual aim of the BNP is to seize power illegally by means. The politics of g...

Demand for Electricity: People got shot during the BNP govt while Awami League ensured 100% coverage

It was the month of Ramadan in 2005 when ordinary people were in deadly condition due to the scorching heat of Kartik. Dhaka city is badly suffering from load-shedding, let alone the other parts of the country. People, finally, got agitated amid acute power crisis even during Iftar, Tarabi and Sehri. But at that time, Tarique Rahman, son of then...

BNP's Absence from EC Formation Process and Its Aftermath

Pranab Kumar Panday:  The most important issue in the contemporary political context of Bangladesh is the formation of the Election Commission (EC). After the government passed the Election Commission Act in Parliament, His Excellency the President has constituted a search committee as per the provisions of the Act. The committee will pres...

Why BNP Fears to Participate in Election?

The main goal of any political party in a democratic country is to serve the nation by reflecting the hopes and aspirations of the people. And the election is the only way to do it. Therefore, the key objective of the political party is to lead the country with support from the majority of the people to gain policy-making power. We have recently...

2001 and 2006 Five years of Bangladesh's going backward: Sajeeb Wazed Joy

Taunting BNP leader Khaleda Zia's speech that termed the 2001-2006 tenure as 'awe-inspiring', the visual report mentioned that the tenure was 'awe-inspiring' indeed, as incidents such as "murder, repression, grabbing, politicization, incessant rise in price of essentials, unchecked plundering, corruption, money-laundering, extremism, and grenade...

BNP's money-laundering is well-documented: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has levelled hefty money laundering allegations against BNP leaders including Tarique Rahman, backed by evidence from top global watchdogs. In a video post, accompanied by a text 'a whistleblower on who, how, when, and where laundered money from Bangladesh', Joy mentioned that BNP lead...

Corruption of Zia Family and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)

The period 2001-06 is considered as one of the darkest chapters in the history of Bangladesh during which period large-scale corruption flourished with direct patronage from the highest level of the kleptocratic 4-Party Alliance Government led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). During the reign of the then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, the cor...

Evidence of BNP's anti-state lobbying in the US

BNP's Lobbying in the US A glimpse into anti-Bangladesh activities with hired lobby shops Begum Zia wrote an article in the Washington Times in 2013 seeking US intervention on the following demands - — Cancelling trade privileges for Bangladeshi garment products in the US market — Imposing sanction on Bangladesh government led ...

US govt does not want to impose sanctions against Bangladesh: Congressman Gregory Meeks

Influential US Congressman and Chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Gregory W Meeks has said they do not want to impose any sanctions against Bangladesh and there is an excellent relationship between Washington and Dhaka. "We want to make sure that we are not [imposing any sanctions] against Bangladesh and we are still working with t...