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Obaidul Quader for staying alert against communal forces

The Awami League general secretary says any conspiracy must be resisted and everyone should remain alert

Update : 18 Aug 2021, 06:21 PM

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday urged all to remain vigilant so that no communal forces can rise in Bangladesh following the recent political changeover in a South Asian country.

He came up with the call while addressing a discussion on "Bangabandhu's Philosophy on Natural Disaster Mitigation and Current Context" at the Awami League’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office.

The Awami League Sub-Committee on Disaster Management and Social Welfare arranged the meeting.

“Conspiracy is going on. Many are dreaming due to the political changeover in a South Asian country. Remember, we made Bangladesh independent in exchange for blood,” Quader said.

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He said any conspiracy must be resisted and everyone should remain alert so that no communal force can emerge in the country.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said where the BNP reached in the name of the movement was proved by their violence in Chandrima Udyan Tuesday.

“They [BNP men] threw bricks at police. There is no scope for intrigue here. We will reach the golden stairs under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by resisting all conspiracies,” he said.

About the fake birthday of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, the Awami League general secretary said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir criticized his statement regarding Khaleda Zia’s birthday.

He said it was not his own remark but six birthdays of Khaleda Zia were found from her biography.

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“Last time, we saw from the vaccine registration that Khaleda Zia has another birthday. They [BNP men] not only cut cakes on Khaleda Zia's fake birthday on August 15 but also held milad mahfil on this day. They didn’t come out of the fake birthdays. I want to know from Mirza Fakhrul, which one of the six is the Khaleda Zia's real birthday. The nation wants to know it too,” Quader said.

Chaired by Awami League presidium member Begum Matia Chowdhury, the discussion was addressed, among others, by Awami League presidium members Colonel (retd) Faruk Khan and Abdur Rahman and its Organizing Secretary Ahmed Hossain.

Dhaka University Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr ASM Maksud Kamal read out a keynote paper at the meeting moderated by Member Secretary of the Awami League Relief and Social Welfare Sub-Committee Sujit Roy Nandi.

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