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BNP has introduced culture of impunity: Quader

Staff Correspondent || shiningbd

Published: 15:38, 14 October 2020   Update: 15:39, 14 October 2020
BNP has introduced culture of impunity: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said the culture of impunity in the country was introduced by the BNP. Now the government is trying to get out of it.

He said this at a briefing at his official residence on Wednesday.

Noting the government's tough stance against irregularities, corruption and social crimes, Quader said the government's tough stance was reflected in the enactment of the ordinance adding the death penalty to existing laws against humiliation and rape of women.

He expressed optimism that if the provisions of the law are strictly enforced, the perpetrators will be frightened and these heinous crimes will come under control. People from all walks of life should unite and stop sheltering criminals.

The general secretary of the Awami League said the government takes legal and administrative action as soon as any crime is organized.

He said the BNP came to power in 2001 and recorded violence against women and children. At that time, thousands of women including Purnima, Rahima, Mahima and Fahima were tortured.

Referring to the state-sponsored grenade attack in 2004 by the BNP, Obaidul Quader said, "They did not do the justice then, but obstructed the ranks step by step." The BNP is the father of state terrorism and sponsored killings and obstruction of justice.

The bridge minister also said that after the formation of Sheikh Hasina's government, the culture of impunity has been stopped in this country and the culture of justice has been introduced.

He said that now no criminal is acquitted for committing a crime. No matter how influential the criminal is, the government did not release him despite his party identity.

Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the country's economy has already turned around under the strong and visionary leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina. Despite the floods, cyclones and the Corona, foreign exchange reserves have reached nearly $40 billion. Besides, export earnings and expatriate income rising.

While world leaders are praising Sheikh Hasina's leadership, the general secretary of the Awami League said that a section of the people is conspiring to push the country backwards. The country is moving forward at an indomitable pace and will continue to do so.

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