Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the resignation of BNP-nominated lawmakers from the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will have no impact on parliament.
He came up with the statement while addressing a public rally arranged by AL's Savar and Dhamrai upazila units in protest against ‘conspiracy and falsehood of BNP-Jamaat’ at Savar Radio Colony School and College ground, according to BSS.
Quader said there are 350 seats in parliament and AL has massive majority in the JS.
"Jatiya Sangsad will not be paralysed if six-seven MPs resign. BNP will have to regret for such decision," he said.
The minister said when BNP was in power, the country became champion in corruption for five times.
The then prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman had introduced a reign of looting during the period, he added.
Noting that anti-liberation forces cannot be victorious in the month of victory, he said patron of anti-liberation forces will be defeated in movement too.
Speaking as the special guest, AL Presidium Member and Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said there is no food deficit in the country as Bangladesh made huge progress in agriculture.
When the country is marching forward under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the anti-liberation force Jamaat-Shibir is hatching repeated conspiracies to halt the country's development trend.
AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak said BNP-Jamaat is a terrorist organisation.
“They wanted to create unrest in the country centring its public rally in the capital but their conspiracy has failed,” he mentioned.
AL Presidium Member Advocate Qamrul Islam said BNP-Jamaat clique doesn't want the country's betterment.
He urged all to remain united against all sorts of conspiracies of BNP-Jamaat to keep continued the country's development spree.
AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said seven lawmakers of BNP announced their resignation from the parliament in the party's public rally.
"They have democratic rights to resign. But they will have to submit resignation letters to the Parliament Speaker, not at the rally. This announcement is merely a political stand of BNP," he said.
Hanif said there will have no impact on the government if seven MPs among 350 resign.
AL Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim said there will be no benefit by intimidating Awami League. "We are on streets and in power as well. We will also do so in future too," he said.
AL Organising Secretary Mirza Azam, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman, Dhaka district AL president and freedom fighter Benjir Ahmed and general secretary Paniruzzaman Tarun, Savar upazila AL general secretary Manjurul Alam Rajib addressed it, among others.
Savar Upazila AL president Hasina Doula chaired it.