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Quader: Say no corrupt, extortionists, land grabbers

  • Published at 08:27 pm November 16th, 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

Cooperate with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to make Bangladesh poverty- and hunger-free, he said

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the party leaders and workers to refuse corrupt people, extortionists, tender manipulators and land grabbers.

“We will have to cooperate with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she has initiated anti-graft drives from her own house (Awami League),” he said at the 3rd national council of Awami Swechchhasebak League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Saturday.

Prime Minister, and Awami League President, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the council of Awami Swechchhasebak League, an associate body and the volunteer wing of Awami League, releasing pigeons and balloons, reports BSS.

The council began with the playing of the national anthem, the hoisting of the national flag and the organization’s flag on the occasion. Singer Momtaz Begum sang a song in the function.

Awami League presidium members-- Matia Chowdhury, Kazi Zafar Ullah and Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, Awami League Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Awami League Publicity and Publication Secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Organizing Secretary and Deputy Minister for Water Resources AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem and Office Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap among others, were present in the council.

Obaidul Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said the government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is turning Bangladesh into poverty- and beggar-free one.

He further said that Sheikh Hasina is the name of an honest politician, a skilled statesman and diplomat. 

Sheikh Hasina does not do election-centered politics; rather she works for changing the fortunes of the future generation, he said.

Chaired by Swechchhasebak League Council Preparatory Committee Convener Nirmal Ranjan Guha, the inaugural ceremony of the council was addressed by Awami League Organizing Secretary and founding president of Swechchhasebak League AFM Bahauddin Nasim and Swechchhasebak League Vice-President Matiur Rahman Mati.

Council Preparatory Committee Member Secretary Gazi Mesbaul Hossain Sachchu presented the organizational report while Office Secretary Saleh Mohammad Tutul read out the death references.

Marking the council, hundreds of leaders and workers started gathering at Suhrawardy Udyan since Saturday morning. A boat-shaped stage, which is the election symbol of Awami League, was built at the venue to hold the council. The council venue wore a festive look.