He was addressing a “peace rally” organized by the Dhaka South City Awami League in front of the party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office in the afternoon.
AL leaders said they are holding the rally to protest against attempts to create “terrorism and anarchy”.
Criticizing the movement of the opposition parties, Obaidul Qadir said, “The voice of the BNP leaders is getting thinner now. His voice has become silent. Gradually the size of their gathering is shrinking. Their movement is stuck in the low tide,” he said.
“He said that Khaleda Zia will seize power in December (last year), and run the country, Tariq Zia will return to the country. Where did that cocky attitude go? When they were forced to hold a meeting at the Golapbagh Maidan (last year), their movement collapsed. Since then he has not been able to attract much attention to his movement,” Quader remarked.
Noting that the throne of power is far away, Obaidul Quader said, “BNP is daydreaming of a large-scale rebellion. Why would a person who is loved and wanted to vote for 70 per cent of the country resign? Why will Sheikh Hasina resign?”