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We are not concerned with BNP’s statements of movement: Quader

Published : 05 Jul 2022 09:21 PM | Updated : 05 Jul 2022 09:21 PM

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has said that that are not concerned with BNP’s movement.

He said this while distributing cash on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha among the flood-hit helpless and distressed people at the Awami League's central office on Bangabandhu Avenue on Tuesday. The event was organized by the Awami League's Relief and Social Welfare Sub-Committee.

The Awami League's relief and social welfare sub-committee provided financial assistance to the people of the 10 worst affected upazilas of Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvibazar and Kurigram districts.

Regarding the announcement of BNP’s movement after Eid, Obaidul Quader said, "Movement, what movement, where is the movement. I heard many times, called after Eid, called after exams. Now he is calling again after the flood. Which year will the movement be in? The people of the country know that the call of their movement is like a roar. It does not concern us.”

Addressing BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the Awami League general secretary said, "The language you and your colleagues use to attack Sheikh Hasina is not the language of a gentleman." It's street language. They speak the language of the street. We speak the language of politics. That's the difference between us and them. "

The minister said the history of Awami League is to stand by the people in any danger. The Awami League is the first to stand by the people in any disaster in the country. Taking risks in the storm, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the flood-hit Sylhet region. We don't want to tell them anything. We will respond with work.

Criticizing BNP, he said those who provide live services in Dhaka, develop the speech industry and hold press briefings at home can say such things. They do not stand by people.

Obaidul Quader said, although or when it goes, the name is just for the photo session. We have always seen that this is what BNP leaders do. Their relief activities are a kind of relief luxury. They are more focused on press briefings and photo sessions than on relief distribution.

The minister said the government had provided 9,000 tonnes of rice, 1.5 lakh packets of dry food and Tk 11 crore relief for the floods. More than Tk 1 crore has also been provided from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund. The local Awami League in Sylhet and Sunamganj has also provided substantial financial support.

Urging everyone to be careful about the coronavirus, the Minister of Road Transport and Bridges said that coronavirus is on the rise. May increase further after Eid. So everyone has to be careful. The effects of the Russia-Ukraine war could be felt in Bangladesh. This war has affected the whole world.

The meeting was chaired by Awami League presidium member Matia Chowdhury, joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, state minister for social welfare Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru, organizing secretary Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel, relief and social welfare secretary Sujit Roy Nandi and others. Matia Chowdhury said, Awami League is perfect in helping people in floods. Sheikh Hasina has personally visited the isolated island of Uri Char in the 1991 floods and provided relief. People loved Bangabandhu because he helped people in times of danger including floods.