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Quader: No change in AL president's post in next council

  • Published at 06:26 pm December 6th, 2019
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File photo of Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, who is also the road transport and bridges minister of the incumbent government Dhaka Tribune

He said Sheikh Hasina will decide whether any change would be brought in general secretary post

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said there will be no change in the party president's post for the Awami League’s 21st national council scheduled on December 20-21.

Quader said: “There will be no change in one post and that is the post of president. Our party President Sheikh Hasina is still essential and relevant for the party as all leaders and workers from centre to the grassroots are united under her leadership. 

"Apart from her, none of us is essential.”

He said this in a meeting of Awami League (AL) sub-committee, which was formed marking the 21st national council, at the party president’s Dhanmondi political office on Friday.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will decide whether any change would be brought in general secretary post, reports BSS.

Courtroom chaos

About the chaos created by pro-BNP lawyers inside courtroom, the Awami League general secretary said their activities were an unforgivable offense, adding it is not a political case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, rather it is a graft case.

The government cannot release Khaleda Zia politically as it has nothing to do in graft cases, he said.

“BNP leaders are saying Khaleda Zia has been kept in jail politically. But they are falsifying. They are doing so deliberately,” he added.

The Awami League general secretary said pro-BNP lawyers turned the court premises into a battle-field.

He said even the chief justice had to comment on the incident that he did never see such a situation in the courtroom before. The chief justice further commented that everything has a limit, he added.

Quader said after failing in election and movement, now BNP has nothing to do but to fish in troubled water by creating instability.

“BNP is now creating chaos inside the courtroom and on court premises, this is their politics. They will now create disorder and instigate (people),” he said.

Awami League Presidium Member and convener of office affairs sub-committee Pijush Kanti Bhattacharya, Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Central Working Committee member Anwar Hossain and sub-committee member Khandker Tareq Raihan attended the meeting, among others.