Rizvi urges Quader to join BNP

07 Feb 2019, 14:58

NTV Online

Dhaka: BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Thursday invited Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader to join BNP as its adviser since he has long been giving the party various suggestions.

‘Awami League general secretary is regularly giving BNP various advice at different programmes about what the party should do...he’s also saying in advance about the decision of our party, and giving us various suggestions,’ Rizvi said, reports the UNB.

Speaking at a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, he further said, ‘The way he (Quader) is talking about BNP it seems he wants to join BNP. So, there’s no point for him to remain with Awami League now.  Rather, I urge him to join BNP, and our party’s door is open for him.’

The BNP leader said ruling party leaders and activists are passing their days with an anxiety thinking of the consequences they will have to face for their ‘misdeeds’. ‘They are secretly keeping contact with BNP leaders and activists at different areas. Awami League leaders and activists are worried about their future. So, Obaidul Quader and some other leaders are voluntarily trying to be the adviser of BNP.’

Rizvi said though their party is not there in parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is spiting venom against the Zia family in the House.

He said Sheikh Hasina, who became Prime Minister in the voting held at midnight, claimed the December-30 election was free and fair and Awami League won the polls with people’s votes. ‘She’s now making such remarks snatching people’s freedom of expression.’

The BNP leader said no one, except the Prime Minister and her party leaders and activists, said the election was free and fair. ‘Even, the partners of the Grand Alliance are saying the voting was held the night before the election. The Prime Minister’s digital hunger for power snatched democracy.’