BNP's democracy means carrying out torture and oppression on opposition: Sajeeb Wazed

BNP's democracy meant carrying out torture and oppression on opposition party as BNP-Jamaat government used to foil Awami League rally through charging batons and firing tear-gas, Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said. He came up with the comment in a facebook post from his verified account this evening. A photograph of a n...

BNP’s politics of ultimatum

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: Recent months have seen the political climate in Bangladesh shift toward an election year. Both the ruling and opposing parties have resumed their regular election-time operations. The progress made over the past 14 years is being presented to the public on behalf of the ruling party. The opposition parties have also...

BNP to face people’s uproar during month of victory

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP will face people’s oceanic uproar in December, the month of victory. He said this while addressing the triennial council of Narayanganj district unit of AL at Osmani Stadium here. Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said people are not with BNP rather they ar...

BNP wants dead bodies to intensify movement: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP wants dead bodies to intensify its movement. "BNP tries to frighten people. If they incite killing, the government will not remain liable. We won't let them become successful," he told a discussion at Osmani Memorial auditorium marking the National Road Safety Day. He said if BNP...

War of words One-eleven, never again

Accusing BNP of trying to stage another one-eleven, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday advised it to come out "this nightmare." "One-eleven will never come back to Bangladesh," Quader said at a media briefing at his official residence. "Those who think that the government will fall after a few rallies are living in a fool's...

Amanullah Aman's empty roars and the hollowness in BNP's leadership

Dr. Rashid Askari: After a long time, BNP politician and the party’s Dhaka city north convener Aman Ullah Aman hit the headlines by making a snide remark at a recent discussion on the 43rd founding anniversary of Jatiyatabadi Ulama Dal, a sister wing of BNP. Aman dropped a bombshell at the meeting and announced that after December 10 (202...

Mirza Fakhrul and the Inadvertently Stated Truth

Pranab Kumar Panday:  There is continual criticism and counter-criticism between the government and opposition parties in Bangladeshi politics before the 12th National Parliament elections to be held in 2023. The ruling party is trying to win the election campaign by touting the successes of the Awami League (AL) during Sheikh Hasina's ten...

BNP wants to hinder country’s development progress : Obaidul Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transports and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that the BNP wants to obstruct the country’s development progress. “BNP-Jamaat does not want to see Bangladesh’s advancement. They always hatch conspiracy (against the country,” he said while virtually addressing the tr...

2001: Chhatra Dal-Shibir started looting, terrorizing and torturing universities after coming to power

Soon after the victory of the BNP-Jamaat alliance in the 8th National Parliamentary Elections on October 1, 2001, Chhatra Dal and Shibir terrorists started brutal atrocities across the country. They even looted the sweetmeats to celebrate their victory in the shops and ransacked those. Even from the night of the elections, they started persecuti...

Khaleda Zia's tenure in 2001: Professionals lost jobs for not supporting BNP politics

The BNP-Jamaat alliance ran havoc across the country soon after winning the 8th National Parliamentary elections on October 1, 2001. The killing, looting and rape by the terrorists of Shibir, Chhatra Dal, and Juba Dal devastated the lives of the country’s people. Even ordinary government employees faced the wrath. Particularly the freedom ...

BNP's corruption in power sector belies its future pledges: Sajeeb Wazed

BNP’s recent pledges before the public over the power sector rang hollow as it comes without any acknowledgement and even extension of any apology over the rampant corruption spree overseen by fugitive convict Tarique Rahman, acting chairman of BNP, during its regime. Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today pointed out...

BNP wants to grab power to bring Hawa Bhaban back: Obaidul Quader MP

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the main goal of BNP is to bring down the government so that it (BNP) can bring back 'Hawa Bhaban' in the country through militancy, reports BSS. "The fall of the government means power. Take back Bangladesh means Hawa Bhaban...

BNP is the main patron of killing, coup, corruption, terrorism: Obaidul Quader MP

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday described BNP as the main patron of killing, coup, conspiracy, corruption, criminalisation, terrorism and militancy in this country. "Continuing their long-practised politics of falsehood, the BNP leaders are involved in multifaceted plots and ill-efforts, he said in a statement issued &ls...

Tarique Rahman had a meeting at Hawa Bhaban and ordered to kill Sheikh Hasina : Sajeeb Wazed Joy

Prime Minister's son and ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said BNP leader Tarique Rahman had a meeting with the planners and enforcers at Hawa Bhaban prior to the August 21 grenade attack in 2004. He said this in a post on his verified Facebook account with a 2-minute visual statement yesterday (August 23, 2022). On August 14, 2004, Tarique ha...

It was Hawa Bhaban plot

It was a long, dark plot. A chilling conspiracy was getting final touches in an eerie August of 2004, a month that brings to mind the memories of a past bloodbath. The plot for a high-profile assassination was awaiting approval, again. On August 14: At Hawa Bhaban -- the alternative powerhouse of the BNP-led coalition government. At least nine ...

BNP’s arson attack will be tackled strictly

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said if BNP again chooses the path of arson attack in the name of taking to the streets, it will be handled with an iron hand, reports BSS. "If they (BNP) again resort to arson terrorism in the name of taking stance on streets, they will be resi...

BNP looted from power sector while Awami League maximized the production capacity: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today criticised BNP leaders for the hurricane lamp movement against the government's initiative to save power and energy to protect Bangladesh from any future danger due to skyrocketing prices of energy globally for the Russia-Ukraine war. "BNP leaders are carrying out a movement with hurricane (lamp). They will ha...

Creating Rumour is Now the Main Task of BNP Leaders

Creating rumors is now the main task of BNP leaders, said Bangladesh Awami League in a post on its verified Facebook page. The comment was posted in response to BNP's recent remarks over the state of the country’s forex reserve amid the ongoing austerity measures to deal with global headwinds. "The party is living on the oxygen of rumour...

Behind the BNP's poll reluctance

Sukharanjan Dasgupta: Why is Bangladesh's leading opposition party, the BNP, reluctant to fight the parliament elections? Why is it that the BNP leaders are threatening to launch an agitation to oust the Hasina government? At the root of this is a serious leadership crisis facing the BNP. Their chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia...

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 ...