Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the leaders of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) do not understand the generosity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“The BNP leaders do not understand the generosity that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has shown over the holding of BNP rallies and meetings,” he told a discussion.
The AL organised the discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here, marking the 47th death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the National Mourning Day.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed all the AL men not to create obstacles to holding the rallies of BNP.
“Leader (Sheikh Hasina), we understand the meaning of your generosity, but they (BNP leaders) don’t understand that,” he added.
The AL general secretary said: “They say you (the Premier) are doing this under the pressure of foreigners. A slogan is chanted from London and it is reflected in Paltan. What slogan? Take back Bangladesh….Bangladesh became world champion in graft five times in a row. Where will they go by taking back?” Overcoming the uneven path of crisis, Bangladesh is maintaining stability under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the country is still progressing, he said.
“We still have the foreign exchange reserve of US$ 40 to 42 billion…in Bangladesh, now the rickshaw pullers also talk about the reserve. Sri Lanka has run out of its reserves. Pakistan’s reserves are at the bottom. Because of this, they (BNP leaders) also see nightmares about Bangladesh,” he said.