HC attack: BNP bins Quader’s remarks

13 Feb 2018, 21:12

NTV Online

Dhaka: BNP on Tuesday termed ‘baseless and fabricated’ Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment that its acting chairman Tarique Rahman behind the attack on Bangladesh High Commission office in London.

‘Awami League leaders are making unguarded remarks to belittle Tarique Rahman out of their anger. Obaidul Quader’s comment involving him (Tarique) with attack on Bangladesh High Commission office in London is baseless and fabricated and,’ said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

Speaking at a press briefing, he said Tarique never asked his party men to indulge in violence or show any inhuman attitude towards his political opponents.

On Monday, Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, claimed that Tarique was involved with attack of the Bangladesh mission office in London.

He also alleged that the BNP acting chairman has been carrying out various plots against the country.

BNP leaders and activists reportedly attacked the High Commission on February 7 during their protest programme in front of it.

Meanwhile, the UK chapter of BNP apologised for what it said an unexpected incident at the High Commission.

The statement signed by UK BNP president MA Malek and general secretary Kaisar M Ahmed.

It said when the UK unit BNP leaders went to submit a memorandum at the Bangladesh High Commission London on February 7, the acting high commissioner refused to accept the it and showed utter bad manner to them which lead to some unbecoming and isolated incidents.

‘BNP is always in favour of observing the programmes in a peaceful manner both at home and abroad. We apologise for the untoward incident.’