Awami League was created with the dream of establishing Independent Bangladesh: Quader



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Awami League General Secretary and Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader commented that Awami League was created with the dream, commitment and oath of establishing independent Bangladesh.

On Sunday (June 23), he said this to the journalists while paying tribute to the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the 75th founding anniversary of Awami League.

Obaidul Quader said, Awami League is the largest and oldest political organization in this country. We can say in one word, Awami League is the colorful home of struggle, success and culture. If we divide our struggle, movement, achievement and development into two phases, one part is freedom. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is the undisputed leader of freedom. The sun that set on Palassy rose again in 1949. It arose with the dream, promise and oath of establishing independent Bangladesh.

He said that the name of Bangladesh Awami League is to snatch victory by spreading the fire of resistance by echoing the voice of the people. We stand in the procession of death and sing the song of life. We stand on the ruins and fly the flag of creation.

The Bridges Minister said that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the center of all the struggle and liberation movement. The freedom of Bangladesh was in his hands. After that, what he said on March 7, 1971, "This time is our struggle for freedom; this time is the struggle for liberation." The struggle for liberation was interrupted by the assassination of Bangabandhu.

General Secretary of Awami League said, Ziaur Rahman has exhausted the liberation war. The values of the liberation war, the ideals of freedom are all plagued by injury. There was no historical June 7, there was no March 7. Bangabandhu was banned. Jai Bangla was banned. At that time, the defeated forces of the liberation war roamed around in the shelter and indulgence of Ziaur Rahman. Ziaur Rahman was the mastermind behind the murder of four leaders in prison.

Obaidul Quader said, Ershad after Zia, Begum Khaleda Zia after Ershad, we were in darkness for twenty one years. For twenty one year’s our democracy was in exile. The spirit of our liberation war was sent into exile. Victory and Independence Day were celebrated with the exception of Bangabandhu, the hero of victory, the founder of independence.

The Bridge Minister said that six years after Bangabandhu's murder, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina's homecoming came as a light of hope in the darkness. Democracy has been unchained because Sheikh Hasina came to Bangladesh. War criminals were tried because he came. Bangabandhu's murder has been tried. The spirit of the liberation war has been revived. Democracy has returned. His homecoming was a return to the ideals of freedom.

He said that Sheikh Hasina's achievements have written a glorious chapter for Bangladesh all over the world. By building the Padma Bridge with our own funding, she has shown the World Bank that we can do it too. A symbol of our ability, a symbol of our ability, this Padma Bridge was built with our own money.

Awami League General Secretary said, Dhaka Metrorail, Elevated Expressway, Payra Sea Port, Matarbari Deep Sea Port, Bangabandhu Satellite, 68 years border problem, solution of enclave problem, all these achievements of Bangabandhu's daughter.

In response to a question about the achievements of Awami League in 75 years, he said, "We will not talk about our achievements." In 75 years, our pledge is to consolidate the victories won with the cost of our blood. The main obstacle on our way is the BNP, they talk in the name of liberation war. Our communal militant forces are our common enemy. This common enemy is united under the leadership of BNP. We vow today to defeat this same force. must overcome. We will consolidate our victory. We will build Smart Bangladesh under the leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina in the direction of Bangabandhu's dream of Sonar Bangla.

Responding to BNP's criticism of the Prime Minister's visit to Delhi, Obaidul Quader said that what the Prime Minister has brought has not been analyzed yet. The Prime Minister did not forget about Ganga water when she went to Delhi. She did not hesitate to say anything that needs to be said here to protect the interests of Bangladesh. She did not forget. 

BNP extends support to student's shutdown program



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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has expressed its support for a total shutdown across the country on Thursday (July 18) to demand quota reforms in government jobs.

Didar Hasan, a member of BNP's media wing, gave this information in a press release on Thursday (July 18) at 12:15 p.m.

Didar Hasan said that 7 people were martyred in the violent attack of the police and the armed Chhatra League on the peaceful movement of the students. Apart from this, many people were injured in the massive attack by RAB, Police, BGB and SWAT on the protesting ordinary students even today. According to the decision taken by the BNP National Standing Committee meeting today in this despicable bloody incident, full support has been given to the 'Complete Shutdown' program called by the anti-discrimination student movement tomorrow on July 18 for the logical demand of quota reform in government jobs.

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Hundreds of cocktails were recovered in raids at BNP's Nayapaltan office, 7 detained



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More than 100 cocktails and firearms have been recovered from the central office of BNP in Nayapaltan of the capital. Meanwhile, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DB) arrested seven people, including the former president of Chhatra Dal, Shravan.

DMP Additional Commissioner of Police (Detective) Mohammad Haroon Or Rashid told reporters after the raid on Tuesday (July 16).

The DB chief claimed that more than a hundred cocktails, seven domestic and foreign weapons, and more than 500 batons were seized in a raid at the BNP central office. Seven people including the former president of Chhatra Dal were arrested.

Haroon said that the BNP central office was raided keeping a close eye on the ongoing quota reform movement and a group is trying to take it to a different direction.

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The Anti-Liberation forces have fueled the quota movement: Quader?



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Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said in a statement that the spirit of the Great Liberation War and Anti-Liberation forces have influenced the quota reform movement.

He said this in a statement sent to the media by Awami League office secretary Biplab Barua on Friday (July 12).

Awami League General Secretary said that the Appellate Division has given a stay order of four weeks on the judgment of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court regarding reservation of quota in government jobs. After this order of the Appellate Division, the judgment of the High Court Division has no effect at present. Still, there is no justification for the students' movement to continue. The spirit of the Great War of Liberation and the evil forces against freedom has filled this movement.

Questioning against whom the students will protest, the Bridges Minister said, the order of the Supreme Court's Appellate Division is in their favor. The continuation of the movement after this proves that some group or faction is instigating the movement to achieve a political objective. If the students continue this movement, the suffering of the common people will increase. Public suffering is being created. If the people become hostage to this movement, they will lose confidence in the young students. A certain political faction is trying to gain advantage by creating conflict between students and people.

He said, "We do not believe that all sensible students want to ignore the directives of the highest court of the country." Only those who are politically motivated are trying to show force by ignoring the court's directives.

Obaidul Quader said that whenever there is any movement, BNP-Jamaat and their allies use it as a tool and they are consumed by the nightmare of coming to power. Now they are trying to build on the quota movement because people have no confidence in them. When they were in power they turned Bangladesh into a failed state through corruption, looting, terrorism and extremism.

He said that BNP’s convicted fugitive leader Tariq Rahman institutionalized corruption by opening Hawa Bhaban. Thousands of crores of money are illegally smuggled out of the country and live a luxurious life in London. He has no relation with the common people of the country. BNP has been rejected by the people time and again due to the non-politicos of this corrupt leadership. They could not succeed in any anti-government movement. Therefore, whenever a non-political movement is organized, BNP tries to politicize it by capitalizing it.

Obaidul Quader said, Awami League is always sincere towards the logical demands of the people of the country. No logical demand was ever ignored by the Awami League. Bangladesh Awami League is always working towards the construction of a prosperous state by embracing the hopes and aspirations of the people.

Calling upon the young students, Awami League General Secretary said, you will not be abused as someone's political tool. At the final hearing, the counsel for the agitators has the opportunity to present further arguments. The highest court of the country will settle the matter through the final hearing. The court will take into account the grievances of the protesting students during the final hearing and give a realistic final judgment and the matter will be settled.

Calling upon the agitators to be patient, he said, I request them to avoid all such programs that may cause suffering to the people and return to their educational institutions as per the court's instructions.

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Khaleda Zia's life is under threat: Fakhrul



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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's life is in danger, she has many ailments which we have repeatedly highlighted to the nation. But the government did not care.

Mirza Fakhrul said these things to the journalists after seeing Khaleda Zia in the hospital on Monday (July 8) afternoon and came to the chairperson's office in Gulshan.

Earlier, after a week of returning home with a pacemaker implanted in the heart, she was again admitted to Evercare Hospital on Monday morning. She is undergoing treatment in the cabin under the close supervision of the medical board.

BNP Secretary General said, now it has become a national demand that the BNP leader should be released unconditionally. The injustice being done to her is extreme injustice. She is being deliberately held to death due to political vendetta.

Fakhrul said, today she came to the hospital, she has to come suddenly. You see, she had to come to the hospital a few days ago. Constantly very complicated diseases attack her. We have repeatedly said that she needs to be treated in a multi-disciplinary medical center abroad. But unfortunately they (government) are not releasing Begum Khaleda Zia because of political revenge.

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