Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday accused BNP of creating crises having no capacity of resolving them.
“The Rohingya crisis began during Ziaur Rahman’s reign . . . but the outline they now present to resolve the issue is ridiculous, which is rather aimed to deepen the crisis as part of deep rooted conspiracy,” he said in a statement.
Quader issued the statement responding to the BNP’s recent 16-point outline for a permanent solution to the ongoing Rohingya crisis.
BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury revealed the outlines at a seminar at a city hotel on Sunday (September 3).
Claiming that the outline, presented by the BNP, to resolve the Rohingya crisis is ridiculous one, the Awami League general secretary said the outline is nothing but a part of its deep conspiracy to deteriorate the Rohingya crisis.
During the regime of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, unrest began in the hilly region of the country and Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina has flown the flag of peace in the troubled hills, he said.
Quader said the incumbent government is working under the leadership of successful statesman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
Bangladesh is not a party here, where there are two parties – the Myanmar government and the Rohingya people – to this end, he said.
Mentioning that Bangladesh government has taken all possible diplomatic efforts to resolve the long-standing crisis, the road transport and bridges minister said the initiatives that the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government has taken to repatriate and rehabilitate the Rohingyas have been lauded at international level.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said, Bangladesh has been established as a self-respecting state in the world today.
Apart from achieving unprecedented socioeconomic progress, Bangladesh’s success in preventing terrorism and militancy is being considered as an exemplary instance at all levels, Quader said.
He said due to the continuous progress and political success of the country, Bangladesh has now been able to reach an important position in the strategic geo-political field, which helps the country consolidate its independence and sovereignty.
Under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh’s journey towards building a developed and prosperous smart Bangladesh will continue, the Awami League general secretary said.
No local and international conspiracy can hinder this progress of Bangladesh, he added.
Through their repeated statements, he said, BNP leaders have proved that there is no political importance of BNP among the country’s people.
Quader said as a political party, BNP has failed to perform the responsibility and sensitivity that it needed to show towards the people in the past and that is why the organising base of BNP’s political strengthen was not established among people.
Without keeping trust in the people, the BNP leaders are going to their foreign masters time and again to assume the state power in any way, he said.
The minister said the political bankruptcy of BNP has been exposed through its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alaimgir begging international organisations’ sympathy in their so-called movement.