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 ...

Awami League ready to stop BNP's anarchy

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that if BNP wanted to create anarchy on the streets in the name of movement, it would be handled with an iron hand. ‘Chhatra Dal has been sent to field threatening to kill Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina...everything has an end. Mirza Fakhrul, don’t play with f...

BNP's slogan reveals its vicious character

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the BNP's slogan - 'let the weapons of the 15 August roar once again' - has exposed its murderous character. He made the remark while addressing a press conference at his official residence in the city on Sunday morning. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said in t...

BNP wants to seize state power through terrorism

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP as an internationally recognized terrorist political party and said BNP wants to grab state power through terrorism. He was addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra League marking Awami League President and Prime Mi...

Bangladesh has no strong opposition due to conspiracies of Dictators: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said military dictators Ziaur Rahman and HM Ershad formed the political parties to legitimize the state power they seized illegally, condemning their parties for lack of involvement with democracy. "Both Ziaur Rahman and Ershad formed BNP and Jatiya Party respectively to legitimize...

BNP has no ability to wage movement

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that BNP was trying to allure other political parties into its alliance since it had lost its ability to wage a movement alone against the government. "How will the party (BNP), which has no unity within it, get united with other political parties?" he questioned while speaking at ...

German ambassador unhappy about BNP misquoting him

Achim Tröster, the German ambassador in Dhaka, has voiced his displeasure about BNP ‘misquoting’ him on the state of human rights and democracy in Bangladesh following his meeting with the party’s leaders last month. “I was a little bit unhappy about it, because I very much appreciate it if I am asked personally wit...

BNP maintains double standard over democracy

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP leaders are maintaining double standards over democracy. “BNP made a farce in the name of multi-party democracy. As BNP lost people’s confidence, the party is now unimportant to people,” he said. Quader was addressing a ...

BNP men seek relief from its failed leadership

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the BNP leaders and activists now want to get rid of their top failed leadership. “BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is trying to make the country’s people scared by talking about bad times. In fact, there is no bad times in the country, bad times are prevailin...

BNP shifting responsibility of their failure to govt

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the BNP leaders are shifting the responsibility of their incompetence, inefficiency and failure to the government. He made the remark while speaking at a press conference at his official residence in the city. Quader came down heavily on the BNP leaders as they blamed the government...

BNP doesn't believe in independence, Liberation War spirit: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (6 April) said in parliament that a BNP lawmaker's remark on nationalisation of "Joy Bangla" slogan has proved that they don't believe in the country's independence and the spirit of the Liberation War.   "His (BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid's) remarks have proved that they don't believe in ...

BNP becomes aimless, failed political party

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said as the BNP never takes any political programme for the welfare of the country's people, it has now become an aimless, ineffective and failed political party."People do not support any statement of BNP. The actual aim of the BNP is to seize power illegally by means. The politics of g...

Demand for Electricity: People got shot during the BNP govt while Awami League ensured 100% coverage

It was the month of Ramadan in 2005 when ordinary people were in deadly condition due to the scorching heat of Kartik. Dhaka city is badly suffering from load-shedding, let alone the other parts of the country. People, finally, got agitated amid acute power crisis even during Iftar, Tarabi and Sehri. But at that time, Tarique Rahman, son of then...

BNP's Absence from EC Formation Process and Its Aftermath

Pranab Kumar Panday:  The most important issue in the contemporary political context of Bangladesh is the formation of the Election Commission (EC). After the government passed the Election Commission Act in Parliament, His Excellency the President has constituted a search committee as per the provisions of the Act. The committee will pres...

Why BNP Fears to Participate in Election?

The main goal of any political party in a democratic country is to serve the nation by reflecting the hopes and aspirations of the people. And the election is the only way to do it. Therefore, the key objective of the political party is to lead the country with support from the majority of the people to gain policy-making power. We have recently...

2001 and 2006 Five years of Bangladesh's going backward: Sajeeb Wazed Joy

Taunting BNP leader Khaleda Zia's speech that termed the 2001-2006 tenure as 'awe-inspiring', the visual report mentioned that the tenure was 'awe-inspiring' indeed, as incidents such as "murder, repression, grabbing, politicization, incessant rise in price of essentials, unchecked plundering, corruption, money-laundering, extremism, and grenade...