Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday (December 1) said the government will bring back all the money Hawa Bhaban siphoned off abroad during the BNP-Jamaat era.
"Tarique Rahman (BNP acting vice-chairman) moved to London saying that he did not want to do politics. Tarique Rahman was identified by FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) that he siphoned off money to different countries, including Singapore," he told the triennial conference of Gopalganj Zilla AL at the municipal park of Gopalganj.
In his opening speech, Quader said how much money the Hawa Bhaban laundered is being calculated and the money will be brought back.
Sitting in London, Tarique is plotting against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh and the spirit of Liberation War and that is why there will be a game against the money laundering of Hawa Bhaban, he said.
He said the Sheikh Hasina government is probing how much money has been laundered from all over Bangladesh and all the money will be brought back to the country.
Urging BNP to join the next general elections, the AL general secretary said the BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir stated that the AL government wants a safe exit.
"I would like to say that the only path of safe exit is elections. Elections will prove who will win and who will fall. There is no benefit in calling for the government's fall," he said.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said game will be played in elections and in December next too.
There will be a game against Hawa Bhaban, the arson and sticks of BNP, its corruption and vote stealing on December 10 next, he said.
The AL general secretary said the BNP has been allowed to hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan but the BNP leaders are not feeling comport in holding rally at the Suhrawardy Udyan.
"Fakhrul has honey in his mouth but poison in his heart," he said, assuring that none would hinder the BNP's rally to be held on December 10 next.
He warned if the BNP men cross their limit even after giving permission to hold the rally, they will be resisted with an iron hand. "We want peace. Why should we remain people in panic? We want to keep them in peace," he added.
Earlier, Obaidul Quader inaugurated the conference at Gopalganj municipal Park this afternoon in the presence of AL grassroots level leaders and workers.
AL presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim was present as the chief guest.
AL joint general secretary and education minister Dr Dipu Moni, AL organising secretaries Mirza Azam and SM Kamal Hossain, Sheikh Helal Uddin, MP, AL deputy office secretary Sayeem Khan and Nargis Rahman, MP, were, among others, present at the conference with Gopalganj Zilla AL president Chowdhury Emdadul Haque in the chair.
The conference was moderated by Zilla AL general secretary Mahabub Ali Khan.
Mahbub Ali Khan and GM Sahabuddin Azam have been elected as the president and general secretary of Gopalganj Zilla unit of Awami League.
AL presidium member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim announced the names of the new committee at the second session of the conference.
He also announced the names of AL's Gopalganj sadar upazila unit committee and Gopalganj municipality committee.