BNP maintains ‘safe distance’ during disaster: Obaidul Quader

| Updated: May 31, 2020 21:39:14

BNP maintains ‘safe distance’ during disaster: Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP is now staying in ‘political isolation’ as the party practices the politics of maintaining ‘safe distance’ from the countrymen during any disaster.

“BNP does politics of keeping safe distance from any kind of disaster in the country. The people of the country did not to see it (BNP) as a responsible political party which stands beside the jobless and helpless people. They stayed in political isolation,” he said.

The road transport and bridges minister came up with the statement in a video message from his official residence at the parliament area in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports BSS.

The minister said BNP’s strategy is to create economic stagnation and hinder the livelihood of the people by keeping their lives and the country at stake.

Castigating BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s statements, he said, “After failing to wage a movement, the BNP leaders always try to gain advantage by uttering some annoying words.”

Mirza Fakhrul did not want to explain what he meant by ‘lack of coordination’ as he tried to confuse the people with his clever words, the minister added.

Lauding the prudent leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said: “With skills and cooperation of all, Sheikh Hasina’s government is trying to balance between life and livelihood by discussing with the experts in the country.”

He said that the opposition political parties in different countries of the world have taken various initiatives including formation of corona-fund and launching of helpline but BNP could not do any of this which indicates that it (BNP) has no responsibility towards the people of the country.

Regarding the approval of the coronavirus test method invented by the Gonoshasthaya, he said the government is following the policy announced by the World Health Organization to address the ongoing virus crisis and the use of rapid test kits in coronavirus (COVID-19)-testing is not approved by the World Health Organization.

However, the government has given instructions for testing those kits invented by Gonoshasthaya for the sake of public health as the government always welcomes and encourages any kind of people’s welfare related innovation, he added.

He urged all to maintain health rules for safety purpose in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

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