Criticising the political strategy of BNP, Awami League General Secretary Obadidul Quader yesterday said BNP wears the mask of democracy as their political inheritance characterises blood and conspiracy.
"BNP's ill-politics is the biggest impediment on the way to institutionalisation of democracy in the country as killings and designing conspiracies are their political culture," he said in a routine briefing from his official residence in the capital.
Criticising BNP's demand for resignation of the government and holding elections under a neutral one, Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the country is progressing under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina whereas they are trying to make an issue without any legal basis.
BNP is demanding the government's resignation by resorting to social demonstrations against rape after failing to exploit previous two issues like movements for safe road and quota reform, the minister told the online briefing.
"BNP leaders should take lessons from all their failed movements. There is no necessity to make demand for resignation of the government as the elections will be held as per the constitution in due time," he added.
Replying to a statement made by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on the possibility of peoples' agitation on streets, Quader said, "It is doubtful whether Mirza Fakhrul himself has any belief in it."
Turning down BNP's repeated claim that there is no freedom of media in the country, he said allegations made by BNP are false and outdated. Even they are clamouring that the government has no tolerance on dissidents, he added.