Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said their party, along with the people, will give a befitting reply to BNP if it tries to create unrest in the country by resorting to violence.
"BNP's series meetings are nothing but part of a series conspiracy. If the BNP again makes their evil attempts to lunch sabotage and arson attacks to thwart the country's ongoing progress, Awami League, along with the people, will give a befitting reply to them," he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, was addressing as the chief guest a discussion arranged by the AL's relief and social welfare sub-committee marking the birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the party's Bangabandhu Avenue central office in Dhaka, reports BSS.
AL Presidium Member Begum Matia Chowdhury chaired the discussion while Presidium Member Abdur Rahman, Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul-Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Organizing Secretary BM Mozammel Haque addressed it, among others.
AL sub-committee member secretary and AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi moderated the discussion.
About BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's comment that there is no achievement in Prime Minister's ongoing foreign visit, Quader said: "Mr Fakhrul, you have no information. You didn't read the New York Times newspaper. Prime Minister's all speeches, including her speech at the United Nations General Assembly, have been lauded by the world leaders."
Quader said in her speech Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for eliminating "vaccine divides" between the rich and the poor to ensure vaccines for all. "Mr Fakhrul, haven't you heard the news? Didn't you read the New York Times?" he added.
The reports suggest that if a nation wants to eliminate poverty, it should follow Bangladesh and witness the development carried out by Sheikh Hasina's government, he mentioned.
"Developed countries did nothing for us for the repatriation of the Rohingya. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also boldly raised the issue. Because of Prime Minister's contribution, Bangladesh stepped up one stair at the UN," he said.
On the other hand, BNP slipped one step down due to their evil acts, he said.
Quader said as Sheikh Hasina returned home in 1981 after a long exile, the trials of Bangabandhu's assassination and war criminals were held.