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Ziaur Rahman became Baksal member: Quader

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Published: 15:55, 18 May 2024   Update: 16:55, 18 May 2024
Ziaur Rahman became Baksal member: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman became a member of Baksal by appealing to Bangabandhu.

The Awami League secretary general made the reamrk at a press conference held at the party President’s political office in the capital’s Dhanmondi on Saturday noon.

“Baksal was not a party with a single political entity but a national party involving all parties and opinions.  BNP founder Ziaur Rahmanalso became a member of the Baksal by appealing to Bangabandhu”, he said.

Turning to BNP’s anti-India campaign, he said media reports show that now BNP is thinking of reconsidering their campaign against India. 

BNP now wants to take middle way regarding India issue, he said.

In terms of democratic practice, Bangladesh stays in a position better than many countries of the world, he said.

About barring the journalists from entering Bangladesh Bank, Quader questioned in which country, one can enter the central bank freely.

“Can anyone enter Indian Federal Bank freely? You (journalists) have to know the information. Everything has been given on website. So, why would you enter the bank?” he said.

About the falling of forex reserve, he questioned how much dollar BNP had kept when their tenure ended. It was only three billion plus reserve.

“Now the foreign reserve is 19-20 billion. Is it lesser? Now our export earning is rising and remittance inflow is also increasing. If these increase, reserve will also increase,” he said.

AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Organizing Secretaries Mirza Azam and Sujit Roy Nandi, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present, among others.