General Secretary of Awami League and Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said, ‘There is no precedent for reducing the price of anything in this situation of the world. But Sheikh Hasina reduced the price of oil. Then BNP is lying, this is the character of BNP.’
He said these things in his speech as the chief guest at the discussion meeting and doa mahfil ceremony at the central political office of Awami League on Wednesday (August 31) at 23 Bangabandhu Avenue. The event was organized by the Bangladesh Farmers League.
Obaidul Quader called upon the party leaders and workers to be alert and said, ‘Awami League leaders and activists should be alert and proceed with a cool head. We will not attack anyone, if someone attacks us, we will have to respond.’
Obaidul Quader said, ‘Bangabandhu had many dreams and one of those dreams he himself made into reality and brought independence. I believe Allah has sent one for freedom and another for economic liberation (Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina). What has happened in Bangladesh is at the hands of the benevolent Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina. This much development in such a short time under the hands of Sheikh Hasina is rare in the world.
Obaidul Quader said, ‘Ziaur Rahman did not allow Bangabandhu’s murder to be prosecuted. BNP really celebrated its birthday on August 15. We and the people of the country have no objection if a prayer ceremony is held for Khaleda Zia, but the people of the country have objections if a prayer ceremony is held on the occasion of a fake birthday. Why is Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir so afraid to face the truth?’
General Secretary of Awami League said, ‘Ziaur Rahman did not give justice to Bangabandhu’s murder. He was also not tried for murder. Can you show a proof that Ziaur Rahman’s body was in the coffin? Can you show me a picture of his dead body in the coffin when he brought the body from Chittagong for funeral? You can show a proof.’
Obaidul Quader said in response to the statement made by the BNP leaders that Awami League will be judged, ‘You have a lot of judgment to judge who will be judged. Bangabandhu’s assassination trial was stopped by Ziaur Rahman. He survived the court of people but not the court of history. There is not only the court of man but also the court of history. Many more trials are left Mirza Fakhrul Sahib!
Obaidul Quader said, ‘Who will judge Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s murder of his own party? They killed the leader of the party themselves and the trial is pending. That too has been leaked. Unnecessary false disappearances and how many murders? Indeed, the Prime Minister has instructions to investigate those who have gone missing.’
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said, ‘Awami League speaks with fear. Awami League is not a party to fear. Why are you afraid, those who do not know how to conquer fear are cowards. They have no right to do politics. Learn to conquer fear.’
Mentioning that some BNP leaders and activists are entering the field, he said, ‘We are seeing fights in all the meetings of BNP. Fights are creating chaos by themselves, I am slandering Awami League. Wait for the election. Take part in the election to see who is popular.’
Acting president of Krishak League, freedom fighter Sharif Ashraf Ali presided over the program and general secretary Umm Kulsoom Smriti. Awami League Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nashim, Organizing Secretary Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq, Agricultural and Cooperative Affairs Secretary Faridunnahar Laili and central and metropolitan leaders of Krishak League were present as special guests.