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Quader: Politics is means to improve people’s fate

  • Published at 08:17 pm November 30th, 2019
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File photo of Awami League general secretary and minister for road transport and bridges Obaidul Quader Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Politics is not a commodity for buying and selling, he said

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said politics is a means to improve the people’s fate, not a tool for make a fortune.

“Politics is not a commodity for buying and selling. It is also not a tool for anyone to make a fortune. Sheikh Hasina taught us that politics is a means of improving the people’s fate,” he said.

The minister was speaking at the inaugural function of triennial council of Dhaka North and South City units of Awami League at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon.

Prime Minister, and Awami League President, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the council as the chief guest with Dhaka South City Awami League President Abul Hasnat in the chair, reports BSS.

Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on Saturday, November 30, 2019 | Focus Bangla

Referring to normal life led by the family members of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Quader said: “Bangabandhu’s family is the symbol of honest politics in Bangladesh. Why will you engage corruption, irregularity, tender manipulation and extortion? You should learn what honesty is from this family.”

There has been no honest politician like Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh after 1975, the minister said, adding: “She has asked us to follow the path of Bangabandhu.”

Urging party leaders and activists to make the ongoing drives a success, the Awami League general secretary said: “The city corporation elections are not very far. You should take oath from this council to win the polls.”

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader along with Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the inaugural function of triennial council of Dhaka North and South City units of Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday, November 30, 2019 | Focus Bangla 

Dhaka North City Awami League President AKM Rahmatullah addressed the function, among others, while general secretaries of Dhaka South City and North City Awami League Shahe Alam Murad and Sadeq Khan respectively presented organizational reports in the council.

Awami League’s Advisory Council members Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun and Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, Presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Abdul Matin Khasru, Advocate Sahara Khatun and Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Faruq Khan, joint general secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanok and Abdur Rahman, organizing secretaries Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, BM Mozammel Haque and AKM Enamul Haque Shamim and Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das were present, among others, at the program.

The last council of undivided Dhaka City Awami League was held on December 27 in 2012, but the committee was announced on April 10 in 2016 after splitting into two units in 2015.