Tarique enough to intensify crisis in BNP, says Quader
Published : Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 58
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman, convicted in a graft case, is more than enough to intensify crisis in the party.
"We don't want to see split in BNP. It's a big political party. But if it is happened, then the party men will be responsible for that," Quader, also Road, Transport and Bridges Minister, told newsmen while visiting BRTA mobile court activities in the city on Tuesday afternoon.
Quader said, "AL won't do anything to deepen the BNP's internal crisis. Tarique Rahman is more than enough to do the job."
About the imprisonment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case, the AL General Secretary said court will decide whether her imprisonment will be longer or not.
The AL general secretary said BNP leaders thought if Khaleda Zia went to jail, thousands of people would take to the streets. But in reality, he said, it did not happen as even several hundred people were not seen on the streets after that. "People's support is must to wage movement. But BNP failed to draw public support," he added.
Quader said the people are fully faithful to the leadership, honesty and statesmanship of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.