Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has issued a call for vigilance among party leaders and workers at all levels to counter the alleged schemes of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) aimed at instigating terrorism and anarchy in the lead-up to the 12th parliamentary elections.
In a statement signed by Awami League Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Obaidul Quader expressed concern about the BNP’s purported attempts to sow fear and unrest in the public’s mind under the guise of a Saturday rally, which he views as part of a broader conspiracy.
Quader affirmed the Awami League’s dedication to preserving democratic progress and a stable national environment. He stressed that Awami League members have historically made significant sacrifices for the country’s freedom, liberation, and democratic rights, and they are prepared to do so once more under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina to advance development and prosperity.
The General Secretary reiterated the Awami League’s commitment to democratic values and the constitutional process, emphasizing that the upcoming parliamentary elections should adhere to these principles. He expressed hope for a fair and peaceful election with broad participation.
However, he accused the BNP of plotting to disrupt the election and incite chaos, suggesting that they aim to seize power through any means necessary. Quader warned that the BNP would be held accountable if their actions undermine the democratic environment.
He criticized the BNP for what he described as their radical and aggressive rhetoric, which he believes poses a threat to Bangladesh’s independence. Their apparent disbelief in the country’s independence, according to Quader, indicates a willingness to manipulate the nation and its people. He accused the BNP of seeking foreign support to elevate individuals to a godlike status for power and destabilizing the constitutional order through conspiracies. The Awami League remains steadfast in upholding the constitution and the nation’s sovereignty.