BNP’s dream of organizing mass upsurge to oust government is unrealistic: Quader


Dhaka, Oct 12: Ruling out BNP’s dream of ousting government through organizing mass upheaval, Road Transport and Bridges Minister today said BNP is planning to organize mass upsurge to topple the government which is not only impossible, but totally unrealistic.

“The background in 1990 and in 2021 is not same…so, BNP’s plan of organizing peoples movement aiming to oust government would be a daylight dream,” he said.

The minister made this comment while addressing a press briefing at his residence here this morning.

Criticizing a remark made by BNP’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that ‘allowing no more time to the government’, Quader also Secretary General of the ruling Awami League asked who is he [Fakrul] to allow government in power? “the constitution and the peoples of the country have allowed the government in power.  The almighty Allah and the voters are the sole authority to allow someone in power.”

Quader alleged that BNP has made the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) as a political stage and said different social and cultural organizations including the journalists usually organize meeting in the JPC, but BNP has made it a political podium.

“BNP’s political gathering inside the press club is totally illegal and unacceptable,” said the ruling party leader.

In the Union Parishad elections, Quader said some quarters are sending their party candidate’s name illegally from different districts and also sending to the center through hiding information.

Information is being taken in this regard and punitive action will be taken if the allegations prove right, he added.

Regarding the availability of the driving licenses, the Road Transport and Bridges minister said those who have been suffered immensely for nearly two years for receiving driving licenses will get rid from the sufferings soon. ”Printing  and distribution of nearly 12.50 lakh driving licenses have begun from October 10 and printing and distribution of these driving licenses would be completed within next six months.”

To reduce sufferings of the people, the minister, however, gave directives to concerned BRTA officials to continue work during the weekly holiday for completion of printing and distribution of the driving licenses.