Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has stated that BNP will face new political crisis after the verdict on the August 21 grenade attack at an Awami League rally as the party is directly related to the crime.
Quader, also General Secretary of ruling Awami League, made the statement while speaking to the media after he paid his respect to AL leader Ivy Rahman at her grave in Banani on her death anniversary.
The Minister said, “BNP is not happy with the fact that the verdict would be given soon and they are trying to foil it as the party was behind the attack.”
Notably, the verdict of the case will be delivered this September.
On August 21, 2004, the deadly grenade attack was carried out targeting an Awami League rally in which a total of 24 AL leaders and activists were killed including Ivy Rahman, the then Mohila Awami League president and wife of late president Zillur Rahman, while 500 others were injured.