Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader has accused BNP of making evil efforts to create a 1/11-like situation again in the country to seize state power through a clandestine way.
"Though BNP is taking preparation for elections internally they are not getting surety of winning the polls. So, they are trying to seize power through a secret path. They want to create a 1/11-like situation again," he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, came up with the statement while replying to journalists after the joint meeting of AL secretariat with presidents and general secretaries of Dhaka City South and North AL and associate bodies of the party at the AL President's Dhanmondi political office, reports BSS.
He said, “BNP is preparing to carry out sabotage acts to create unrest situation in the country. But AL will remain vigil to protect the people’s lives and properties.”
"Recently we are noting that buses are being torched suddenly, such an incident took place in Faridpur. Attacks were launched on police there. Everyone stated that police was not attacker there rather they were attacked," he mentioned.
The AL general secretary said BNP announced that they will wage movement by creating unity among various parties.
“BNP's programme will not face any obstacle but if they bring misery in public life by carrying out arson attacks in the name of the movement, AL will not sit idle in such a situation,” he said.
"We have electoral pledges to the people. We have a responsibility to them. We will have to take a captious position to protect their lives and properties," he said.
AL Joint General Secretaries- Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Dr Dipu Moni and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organising Secretary Afzal Hossain, Publicity and Publications Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, AL Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Health Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Deputy Publicity Secretary Syed Abdul Awal Shamim and other leaders of the central committee, Dhaka City South and North AL and associate bodies were present.