BNP’s black flag procession is an illegal act: AL


Staff Reporter :
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, who also serves as the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, strongly denounced the recent black flag procession organised by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), labeling it as an illegal act.

Quader made these statements during a press briefing held at the Awami League president’s office in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, on Wednesday.

Quader emphasized that organizing any freestyle program without proper permission is not allowed, and the government will not tolerate such activities.

He stated, “There is no opportunity to call any freestyle program without permission, and there is no reason to think that we will tolerate it.”

In response to the criticism surrounding the legitimacy of the January 7 election, Obaidul Quader claimed that neither the United States nor any other entity labeled the election as faulty.


He pointed out that US envoy to Dhaka, Peter Haas, welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after the election results, held meetings with several ministers, including the foreign minister, and was present at the last session of the previous parliament. Quader also noted the presence of the US delegation at the first session of the current parliament.

Addressing concerns about rising commodity prices, Quader stated that the government has a plan in place to control prices, and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has provided necessary instructions to the relevant ministries. He added, “The government does not only talk but also acts,” emphasizing the commitment to addressing economic challenges.

Obaidul Quader issued a stern warning, stating that whoever violates the law will face legal action. He emphasized the importance of upholding the rule of law in the country.

Responding to questions about Awami League’s nominations for reserved seats for women, Quader mentioned that the party will prioritize tested and dedicated women leaders. Regarding Opposition Leader GM Quader’s remarks on the functioning of the parliament, Obaidul Quader questioned GM Quader’s commitment, stating, “If the parliament does not become functional, why would he join?” Quader criticized GM Quader for making remarks that seemed to suggest he would create uproar, stating that such comments violate parliamentary norms and the law.