Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) wants to carry out terrorist activities in the name of countrywide program on the day of Human Rights Day today.
He came up with the comments in a press conference at political office of the party’s President at Dhanmondi in the capital yesterday afternoon.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, urged the people as well as the party men to remain alert against any possible terrorist activities of the BNP.
Conspiracies are being hatched at home and abroad centering the forthcoming national polls scheduled for January 7, he said adding even evil efforts are on to create a famine in the country.
“But the AL is not anxious at all as the party has political strength and steadfastness to face any such conspiracy,” he said.
Obaidul Quader said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formulated the National Human Rights Commission Act in 2009 with a view to establishing democracy and rule of law. The commission is working independently and neutrally, he said.
Since its inception AL leaders Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman struggled for establishing human rights of people and now Sheikh Hasina as their successor has been continuing the struggle, he said.
AL has been continuing to take steps to establish all kinds of constitutional rights of the people, he said.
AL presidium members Advocate Qamrul Islam and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, organizing secretaries BM Mozammel Haque, Mirza Azam and Sujit Roy Nandi, of-fice secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, agriculture and co-operatives secretary Faridunnahar Laily, educa-tion and human resources affairs secretary Shamsunnahar Chapa, executive members Shahabuddin Fara-zi, Anwar Hossain and Merina Jahan were present.