Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said that communal attacks are being carried out across the country with the fuel of BNP to destroy democracy.
He advised everyone to be careful, saying that in order to save the liberation war, communal evil forces must be defeated.
Obaidul Quader said this after paying homage to party leaders at the grave of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s youngest son Sheikh Russell on Monday morning on the occasion of his 57th birthday. Earlier, the leaders also paid their respects on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The bridge minister said no attack on thousands of Durga Puja mandapas has taken place in the last 12 years. But this time, this communal group has carried out violence all over the country under the patronage of BNP.
The general secretary of the Awami League said that a jail in Pirganj was set on fire last night and the temple was attacked. There have been deaths as far as cattle. They are continuing such brutal killings. Going through the fire. The propaganda is continuing on Facebook. The Rangpur incident originated from that propaganda. So we all have to be careful.
Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been investigating since last night. He has also contacted the administration there and us. We also have to be vigilant at the party level. We have to save the liberation war of Bangladesh.
The bridge minister said the BNP has been carrying on the legacy of murder, conspiracy and communal politics in the country since 1975. Due to these killings, conspiracies and communal politics, the democracy of the hard-won country is being repeatedly disrupted.
“Sheikh Russell’s birthday oath is to uproot everything, including the stalks of the poisonous tree of communal evil against the development and achievement of Bangladesh and the war of liberation,” said Quader.
Asked about the BNP’s allegation that the government was attacking the temple to cover up its failure, Quader said the BNP had asked its leaders and workers to provide security and guard the temple. Where did the guard? Allowing them to guard means giving chickens to the fox.
Recently, Awami League central executive member Saeed Khokon spoke against the 72nd constitution. Asked whether any action would be taken against him as a party, Quader said, “If anyone has said these things in isolation, it is a meeting of our Central Executive Committee.” There we will decide. From within the party, if anyone speaks or behaves against the party’s ideology, he will be punished.
Also present at the Banani cemetery were Awami League leaders Matia Chowdhury, Abdur Razzak, Shahjahan Khan, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Dipu Moni, Hasan Mahmud, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Ahmad Hossain, BM Mozzamel Haque, Abu Saeed Al Mahmud Swapan. Afzal Hossain, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Asim Kumar Ukil, Abdus Sabur and others. Later, Quader participated in a milad and prayer mahfil with the party leaders and workers at the graveyard mosque.