Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that the government will give a befitting reply if Jamaat-e-Islami creates anarchy in the name of observing a hartal programme.
“A befitting reply will be given if the hartal programme turns violence,” he told reporters after visiting the ongoing Metrorail work at Uttara in the capital.
Jamaat will enforce its dawn-to-dusk hartal today, protesting the warrant for arrest of its senior leaders.
Referring to the acts of violence after the January 5 elections, the AL spokesperson said no movement could be made successful creating violence.
Opposition BNP and its allies carried out countrywide violent activities before and after the January 5 elections to unseat the incumbent government.
“It has already been proved after the January 5 polls that no movement becomes successful through violence. BNP and its allies have been detached from people,” he said, claiming that there is no positive result of running politics of violence.
Responding to a question whether the AL activists would remain on the street, Quader said there is no need to remain on the street.
“The opposition parties do not have the capacity to run movement. They will get a befitting reply if they carry out acts of violence,” he said, adding that the law enforcement agencies would not sit idle.
Responding to a question on the leave of the Chief Justice, Quader said he is not a backbone-less individual.
“He would speak if he is sent abroad forcefully,” he said.
Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the work of metro rail project would remain visible within six months.
He said the progress of work is so far 10 to 12 percent.
“The incident at Holy Artisan hindered the progress of the work. The work has been going on in a full swing. A team of Japan International Cooperation Agency has been working,” he said.