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Quader blasts BNP for accusing govt of dividing nation

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Dhaka – Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader yesterday criticized BNP for blaming the government for creating division in the nation over Rohingya issue and said it is BNP, not AL, creating division within the nation.“We don’t see any good will from BNP to forge a national consensus on the Rohingya issue. Rather BNP is creating division in the nation by criticizing government’s efforts to tackle the crisis,” Quader said.
He said this while addressing a press conference was organized at the party’s Dhanmondi office to give counter to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statement in this regard.
Earlier in the day, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleged that the government is creating division within the nation instead of forging national consensus over the ongoing Rohingya issue.
About the BNP’s stance over Rohingya issue, Quader said actually BNP is feeling zealous over the hectic efforts of the present government to overcome the Rohingya crisis.
“Now it is our main challenge to face the crisis. We have already started to get massive response from the world community to face the crisis. And our prime minister Sheikh Hasina will place the issue at the UN conference,” he said.
In another programme, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed also heavily criticized BNP leaders for comparing the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with Myanmar president Aung San Suu Kyi.
“While the world community praises our prime minister and described her as the mother of humanity over Rohingya issue, but there is a political party (BNP) in our country, they are comparing our leader (Hasina) with Suu Kyi. Think, how much narrow-minded they are…,” he said.
Tofail, also an advisory council member of AL, came up with the statement while addressing a programme in the city’s Engineers’ Institution.
Lauding the Sheikh Hasina government’s efforts to resolve the ongoing Rohingya crisis, the minister said the world community is now describing the persecution of Myanmar security forces as genocide due to the successful diplomatic efforts of the present government.
“But a vested quarter of our country is still unhappy with the government. I don’t know what they really want,” he said. He also called upon the Myanmar authority to stop genocide in the Rakhine State immediately.
Meanwhile, AL Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif said BNP, which failed to resolve the Rohingya crisis during its tenure in power, is now opposing the present government’s stance on the issue only to make clear its political bankruptcy.
“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s role in tackling the ongoing Rohingya crisis is being lauded globally. But BNP is raising questions against it. Now they are preaching humanity, but where their humanity was in 2015, when they torched hundreds of vehicles, burnt 231 people to death in the name of political movement,” he said.
Hanif came up with the observations while talking to newsmen after attending the qulkhani of fellow party leader Abdul Motaleb in Bheramara, Kushtia. – Staff Reporter

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