‘US wants Delhi, and Delhi wants us’: Quader

Telling the party leaders and workers to take preparations for the upcoming 12th general election in the country, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said they have compromised with all secretly.

“We’ve compromised with all secretly.  The United States need [New] Delhi. Delhi wants us. Sheikh Hasina has already made a balance with all. We don’t need to be worried anymore. Election will be held in time.”

Obaidul  Quader was speaking as the chief guest at a ‘peace and development’ rally organised at Aminbazar truck terminal area on the outskirt of Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon. Dhaka District Awami League organised the rally. Leaders and workers from seven upazilas includingDhamrai, Savar, Dohar, Nababganj and Keraniganj joined the rally.

Speaking as the chief guest, Quader said: “We are all right. We want peaceful elections….the days of intimidation are over now”.

He said BNP Secretary General Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has softened his voice. If BNP somehow assumes the state power, it will establish the reign of looting and graft again, he added.

The AL general secretary said BNP will destroy the country’s democracy and power sector if it comes to power.

“They (BNP) will destroy the spirit of liberation war and will once again make Bangladesh the world champion in corruption if they come to power,” he said.

Quader said BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman had given undertaking that he would not do politics.

Terming Tarique a coward, the AL general secretary asked him to come to Bangladesh if he has the courage.

AL presidium members Qamrul Islam and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, AL joint general secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim and organising secretary Mirza Azam also spoke.

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman, Dhaka District AL president Benazir Ahmed, MP, and its general secretary Paniruzzaman Tarun were, among others, present at the rally.

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