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Obaidul Quader: PM Hasina has rendered monga fit to be in a museum

  • Published at 04:41 pm September 9th, 2018
Obaidul Quader
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader speaking at a pre-election campaign rally, held at Shilpakala Academy, in Nilphamari, around 10pm on Saturday. September 8, 2018 Taieyb Ali Sarker/Dhaka Tribune

He also commented on the success of Sheikh Hasina in providing allowances to widows, elders, and disabled people

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has rendered the word Monga (which is the Bangali word for famine) only fit to be in a museum.

He stated this in a pre-election campaign meeting of the worker's conference for the Eleventh Parliamentary Election—held at Shilpakala Academy, in Nilphamari, around 10pm on Saturday.

He said, out of 16 crore people, 14 crores have mobile phones. Students have mobile phones and IT services have reached  unions. 

"All of this is due to the contribution of Sheikh Hasina," he added.

He also commented on the success of Sheikh Hasina in providing allowances to widows, elders, and disabled people—as well as stipends for students.

He added: "Sheikh Hasina has been placed among the ten leading state heroes of the world and her leadership is praised worldwide."

He claimed that BNP-Jamaat unsuccessfully tried to take advantage of students’  quota reform and road safety protests. 

"They did not dare to be in the streets in any of the protests, they only spread lies."

Addressing the Awami League workers, he said: "The nomination law is in Sheikh Hasina's hands and the nomination will be with the consent of public."

He encouraged the workers saying that if they were united, no one could stop Awami League in the next parliamentary election.

AL General Secretary Quader said: "We need to have meetings in every district, upazila, and union ward. BNP-Jamaat is planning to create anarchy like in 2014."

He urged everyone to be cautious regarding this matter.

AL District President Dewan Kamal Ahmed presided over the function, and many Awami League leaders including: the Minister's tour companion and Joint Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Publicity and Publication Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, and many others presented their speeches.