BNP turned Dhaka into casino-city: Quader

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:39, Sep 20, 2019 | Updated : 17:42, Sep 20, 2019

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul QuaderThe BNP has turned Dhaka into a city of casinos, said the ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader.
His remarks came on Friday (Sept 20) in response to BNP’s claim that the ruling party has turned the capital into a casino-city after law enforcers busted these illegal establishments.
“BNP cannot stand that Awami League did what they couldn’t. Their government didn’t take any action against corruption,” Quader said.
He added that these actions have made Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina more acceptable towards the people.
On BNP Vice Chairman Shamsuzzaman Dudu’s comments that ‘Sheikh Hasina will go the same way as Sheikh Mujib,’ he said, “The party Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir must clarify whether it was the party’s view of his [Dudu] own.”
A roulette in a casino Rapid Action Battalion busted at Dhaka. PHOTO: BANGLA TRIBUNE/Sazzad HossainThe road transport and bridges minister alleged that now that BNP has failed in the polls and movements, they are conspiring to remove the Awami League chief.
“But she isn’t scared of death. People now must be aware of those who practice the politics of murder,” he said.
Quader said that steps taken against the ruling party student and youth fronts Chhatra League and Jubo League have boosted the popularity of the government.
“Action is being taken against those who are tarnishing the reputation of the party,” the minister said.
“The raids to curb irregularities and graft will continue throughout the country,” he said and added that anyone involved will have to face the music irrespective of their political affiliations.