Quader says time comes for BNP to say goodbye to politics

Awami League general secretary and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul QuaderFile photo

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said it is time for Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to quit politics due to its continuous negative attitude to politics and elections.

"The BNP's failure plunged Bangladesh into extreme uncertainty and distress. They (BNP leaders) failed in running the government and set an instance of showing extreme irresponsibility as an opposition party," he said in a statement.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said now time has come for BNP, not for the AL government, to leave politics due to its negative politics and negligence to elections.

"We want to say firmly that there is no scope of changing the incumbent government without polls," he said.

The AL general secretary said the source of AL's power is the country's people and the owner of power is the almighty Allah.

He said the people never believe the statements of a political party like the BNP, which is isolated from the public.

For the past 14 years, Quader said, the BNP leaders have been continuously calling for movements but the people did not respond to their call yet.

He said the people did not forget the plights and misrules they experienced during the BNP's era in the past.