Alleging that BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman instigated students over their quota reform movement to push the government into an awkward situation, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said the prime minister's bold step has foiled the BNP's plot, reports UNB.
"Tarique Rahman tried to fish in the troubled waters. However, prime minister Sheikh Hasina announced to abolish the quota system to bring an end to the student movement. Tarique's provocation from London couldn't push the government into any trouble," he said.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was talking to reporters after visiting work on the Bhulta flyover in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj.
Mentioning that BNP has now become politically bankrupt, he, however, thinks that it will join the next general election.
The ruling party leader said Bangladesh will be a developing country by 2021 and a developed one by 2014 if Awami League comes to power in the future.