Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP as an internationally recognised terrorist political party and said that this party wants to grab state power through terrorism.
He said this while addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra League marking AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's homecoming day at Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) auditorium on Dhaka University campus, reports BSS.
"Awami League will come to power through attaining people's mandate as people are the source of strength of our party," he said.
Noting that if AL leaders and workers remain united, no force can defeat this party, Quader hoped AL will win the next parliamentary polls by attaining people's mandate under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina.
In reply to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and others who compared Bangladesh with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the minister said as long as Sheikh Hasina stays in power, Bangladesh will be compared with European countries and the United States, not Sri Lanka, Afghanistan or Pakistan.