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Quader: Govt’s drive against corruption, misdeeds earns applause

  • Published at 11:02 pm September 22nd, 2019
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader
File photo of Awami League general secretary and minister for road transport and bridges Obaidul Quader Focus Bangla

The government started a purification drive which earned worldwide appreciation

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the government’s ongoing drive against corrupt individuals and wrongdoers got worldwide appreciation but such welcoming move irritated the BNP.

“The government started a purification drive against corruption and misdeeds, even inside the party. This step of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being acclaimed both at home and abroad,” he said.

He said at a view-exchange-meeting with district chiefs of both private and government institutions at the deputy commissioners’ office on Sunday.

On the contrary, Quader said, this purification drive that helped to increase the popularity of the incumbent government in recent times caused annoyance to the BNP.

The AL general secretary said: “The government went tough against corrupt individuals of not only other parties but also its own people.”

Turning to the government officials, the minister urged them to serve the people neutrally.

“You need not have to be an Awami Leaguer or make anybody happy, the prime minister ordered you to work impartially without any fear. It will bring benefits to the Awami League,” Quader said.

Saying that “BNP leaders from top to bottom should resign” the senior AL leader said: “BNP failed to initiate any agitation even for a single minute in the street to free the party supreme from the jail. It also failed to play the necessary role as an opposition party as well.”

Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar Md Kamal Hossain presided over the program.

Deputy Minister for Water Resources and AL Organizing Secretary Enamul Hauqe Shamim, MP, Pankaj Debnath, MP, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Barrister Biplob Barua, local lawmaker Shaimum Sarwar Kamal, district AL president Advocate Sirajul Mostafa and Poura Mayor Mujibur Rahman, among others; were present.

Earlier, the minister inaugurated a new office of the Roads and Highways here and construction works of eight development projects of the district.