Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said BNP-Jamaat alliance is out to hatch a conspiracy to grab the state power through clandestine alleyways instead of standing beside the people during the coronavirus pandemic.
"A befitting reply will be given to BNP if the party gets involved with anti-people and anti-country conspiracy," he told a view-exchange marking the 74th birthday of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the party's central Bangabandhu Avenue office here.
Leaders of AL secretariat, Dhaka city units and associate bodies joined the meeting which was held in a limited scale maintaining health guidelines.
Quader, also minister for road transport and bridges, said intelligence reports revealed the BNP's conspiracy to grab the state power while different media have already reported on the matter.
BNP-Jamaat alliance never wants to represent the hopes and aspirations of the people rather they always do politics of conspiracy. They believe in anti-liberation and anti-state evil forces, he added.
He said AL is the flag-bearer of the people's hopes and aspirations and it always reflects people's desire in its activities.
AL never does politics of conspiracy but the party falls a victim to conspiracy time and again, he added.
Quader said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is a convict in a corruption case.
During the coronavirus crisis, the government released BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on bail on humanitarian ground, he said, adding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina showed utmost generosity in this regard.
The AL general secretary said BNP is making mistakes again and again mistrusting the people and that is why the people also boycotted them.
He urged the leaders and workers of AL and its associate bodies to remain alert so that any communal force cannot get any room in the party by any means.
Quader stressed on evaluating dedicated and tested workers, who stayed with the party in its crisis, in forming committees of different organizational units of the party.
"If anyone joins our party suddenly, he or she cannot be made leader at first. Communal forces cannot be given any scope to intrude into the party by any means," he said.
The minister said the people's lives and livelihoods have become vibrant under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while AL also started its organizational activities in a limited scale.
Councils of 31 organizational districts have been completed before and after the national conference of the party.
Formation of full-fledged committee got delayed due to outbreak of coronavirus but maximum full committees have been submitted to central office for announcement, he added.
About organizational tours, the AL general secretary said eight teams have been readied organizationally for eight divisions and lists have been sent to the party president for approval.
He said AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave directives to abide by health guidelines always in conducting organizational activities.
Recalling the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu's speech in Bengali at the United Nations General Assembly on September 25 in 1974, Quader said Bangabandhu's speech in mother tongue Bengali glorified all Bangalees all over the world.
About the birthday of the premier, Quader said she has been working tirelessly for the wellbeing of the people.
The AL general secretary said Bangabandhu had brought independence for the nation while his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the role model of development and achievements of the country.
Terming Sheikh Hasina's achievement as unprecedented, he said Sheikh Hasina has brought a dignified status for Bangladesh in the entire world.
On the occasion, he announced programmes for Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's birthday.
Doa mahfil will be held at all mosques on the day while special prayers will be offered at temples, churches and pagodas across the country.