Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the communal and militant forces are trying to rise again in the country under the leadership of BNP.
"BNP is the home for communal-violence and militancy. Communal forces are working under the leadership of BNP. It is trying to create arson terrorism again," he said.
Obaidul Quader made the remarks after paying rich tributes to the language martyrs by placing wreaths at Azimpur graveyard here on the occasion of Shaheed Dibash (Martyrs Day) and the International Mother Language Day, according to BSS.
In response to the allegation of BNP leaders that 'Awami League has destroyed the election system by establishing one-party rule', the veteran AL leader said that the Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (BaKSAL) was formed in 1975.
"It was not a party. It was a national party comprising several political parties," he added.
"I would like to remind BNP once again that Ziaur Rahman, the founder of BNP, joined BaKSAL by giving application to BaKSAL chairman Sheikh Mujibur Rahman officially," he said.
BNP has no rights to slander that party which Ziaur Rahman joined by giving application, Quader added.
He urged the pro-liberation forces to work together under the leadership of people-friendly leader and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to combat against arson terrorists.
The AL general secretary also demanded for making Bangla, mother tongue of around 30 crore people across the world, as the official language of the United Nations.
Earlier, an AL-delegation led by AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader laid wreaths there in memory of language heroes at Azimpur graveyard.
AL Joint General Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, AL Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising Secretaries Ahmed Hossain and Advocate Afzal Hossain, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Md Abdus Sabur, Relief and Social Welfare Affairs Secretary Aminul Islam Amin, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Agriculture and Cooperative Affairs Secretary Faridun Nahar Laili, Population and Health Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana and Deputy Publicity Secretary Syed Abdul Awal Shamim were preset, among others, on the occasion.