The list was prepared under the prime minister’s direct supervision, says Obaidul Quader
District unit leaders have been also told to keep these people away from the councils, he said on Thursday, while addressing a press briefing at Awami League president’s political office in Dhaka's Dhanmondi after a secretariat-level meeting of the party.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the list in coordination with intelligence agencies, and sent them to the unit leaders so that these controversial people and intruders cannot get any post through the councils," Quader said.
The ruling party’s high command and district unit top leaders were very much aware of the list prepared under the prime minister’s direct supervision, he added.
Quader, also the roads transport and bridges minister, reiterated that people involved in corruption, criminal activities, extortion, land and tender grabbing, and other controversies would have no place in Awami League.
He said: “Councils will be held and full committees of district and upazila level units will be formed in line with the party’s constitution.”
He also hinted that rebels, who were recently forgiven by the top brass, may join the councils.
Quader said they have fixed dates for holding the councils of 27 district units so far, and they would be completed in time.
Among others, the party’s Joint General Secretaries Mahabubul Alam Hanif and Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain, BM Mozzammel Haque, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi were also present at the briefing.