Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP’s call to the government to resign is an undemocratic attitude.
“This call of BNP is ridiculous. People brought the government in power for a particular period. So, after completing its term, general election will be held as per the constitution,” he told a press conference on contemporary issues at his official residence here.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said BNP leaders are now demanding the resign of the government aiming to hide its isolation from the people.
The BNP leaders from top to bottom should resign from their party as they have failed in elections and movements, he said.
Responding to an allegation of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the AL general secretary said judiciary is working independently as the government has no interference on it.
If the Election Commission (EC) gives the guarantee of BNP’s win, then the party would say that the EC is neutral, he said, adding BNP leaders are continuously conducting propaganda against all entities of the state and making falsehood about judiciary in a planned way.
Quader said BNP has been doing politics of intrigues and terrorism since its birth and enjoying power is its main goal, not the public interest,.
The BNP leaders are blind now to assume power, he added.
Quader was critical of BNP for not cooperating with the government as the opposition party.
About the destructive acts carried out in different areas, including Hathazari of Chattogram and Brahmanbaria, in the last few days, the AL general secretary termed those as regretful.
He said BNP as a political party is instigating these terrorist acts and sheltering those involved in the acts.
Urging BNP to stand by the people amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Quader said: “Follow health guidelines and encourage people to follow those. And this is the duty of you all”.
Activities of anti-government female under investigation
Meanwhile, according to Bangladesh Police sources, a controversial woman in under investigation for posting anti-government video content on Facebook.
According to Blitz report, when the government, law enforcement and intelligence agencies of the country are tirelessly working in combating all sorts of anarchism centering recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Bangladesh to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and Birth Centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, a number of anti-state individuals are spreading anti-state propaganda through various social media and video sharing network, with open call for waging jihad against the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Investigative reporters of Blitz has identified a Facebook post of an individual named Shahana Rashid, where she has posted a video statement of a controversial Islamist named Moulana Azhari, which contains extremely offensive remarks against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit, while hundreds of people have left comments in the same post, where some of them have called for waging jihad [against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government]. Such notoriety is taking place when the government has warned of dire actions for inciting violence.
Following publication of the report, members of law enforcement agencies have initiated investigations into the matter.
Shahana Rashid posted the anti-government post on her Facebook ID on March 29. She had removed the post sometime during early hours of March 31, although by then, the matter has already been noticed by the members of law enforcement agencies, including the Cyber Crime Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
A source inside DMP told this correspondent, even if anyone deletes anti-government Facebook contents after several hours, the matter can be easily retrieved through forensic of the accused person’s mobile phone and computer. No one can escape legal consequences even if they delete such posts.