BNP out to bring about another 1/11

Alleges Quader; Rizvi says 'govt plotting ouster' of chief justice

Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday alleged that BNP wants to create another 1/11 through provocative statements over the verdict on the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

"They want to create 1/11 again in the country… But it will not happen on the soil of Bangladesh," he said while addressing a discussion at the Jatiya Krira Parishad auditorium in the capital.

The BNP has, meanwhile, alleged that the government is hatching conspiracy to oust Chief Justice SK Sinha. "This sort of apprehension has been created in the public mind," said BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.

Addressing a discussion organised by Sheikh Russel Shishu-Kishore Parishad (SRSKP) marking the 42nd death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Quader alleged BNP is playing with venomous snakes but would face tragic consequences after being bitten.

"The BNP wants to create an issue over the Supreme Court verdict in the 16th amendment case. The party thinks power is waiting for them. But their dream will shatter soon," Quader, also minister for road transport and bridges, said.

He also alleged that BNP leaders are busy hatching conspiracy at home and abroad as they realise that people are not with them.

Pointing to his counterpart, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader commented, "Wait, Fakhrul, Delhi is still far."

In another discussion organised by National Awami Party (NAP) at National Press Club, Rizvi alleged that the government wants people like Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda and they need people like Huda.

"They [AL] are aggrieved as they did not get a chief justice like the chief election commissioner. That is why they are hatching conspiracy to remove him," he said.

The BNP leader alleged that the government could not accept the SC verdict as the true picture of the society has been unmasked through the observations of the verdict that scrapped the 16th Amendment to the Constitution.

"In the verdict, misrule has been unveiled and that is why they want resignation of the chief justice," he observed.