Ruling Bangladesh Awami League presidium member Obaidul Quader said on Saturday that the party is willing neither to discuss the issue of one-eleven political changeover nor to expose the architects of it as, he argued, it might lead things to get out of the frying pan into the fire.
“It’s a matter of research. All things — who did what during the emergency regime installed after the one-eleven political changeover — will be exposed in future,” said Obaidul Quader while addressing a press conference at the AL president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital.
The political changeover that had taken place on 11 January 2007 through installation of a military-backed goverment is popularly called 1/11.
Also the road transport and bridges minister, Obaidul claimed that his party leaders had many pains but in the country’s greater interest they forgave many of the masterminds of one-eleven. “But we did not forget them.”
Dwelling on the ruling party, he iterated that AL has no ‘strong’ opponent in politics right now. “The main challenge of the party is actually to tackle religious extremism as it has become a global phenomenon.”
In response to a questioner, he said Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s (BNP) ‘so-called’ movement is not a challenge for AL.
The ruling party is making preparations to hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan marking the historic 7 March on the day, he told newsmen.
The minister alleged that a bad campaign is going on at home and abroad against the present government though it has carried out huge development activities and achieved successes in various sectors.
The AL senior leader criticised the BNP for not observing historic 7 March. – News Desk