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Quader: AL mayoral candidates are enough for polls campaign

  • Published at 07:08 pm January 12th, 2020
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader
File photo of Awami League general secretary and minister for road transport and bridges Obaidul Quader Focus Bangla

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given directives to hold councils of rest of the districts by March 6, he says

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the party’s mayoral candidates Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh and Atiqul Islam are enough to conduct election campaign.

He said on Sunday the two candidates, who have clean image, can face BNP candidates in the upcoming Dhaka city polls, reports BSS.

“Awami League leaders and workers did not violate electoral code of conduct in the city elections. We will conduct election campaign abiding by the code of conduct,” he told a press conference after a meeting held at Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is spreading misleading information about Awami League’s election campaign.

Awami League Joint General Secretaries Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque, Mirza Azam, Advocate Afjal Hossain, SM Kamal Hossain and Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq, Publicity and Publication Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Agriculture Affairs Secretary Faridunnahar Laily, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur, Information and Research Secretary Dr Selim Mahmud, Women Affairs Secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, Legal Affairs Secretary Kazi Najibullah Hiru and Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan were present on the occasion, among others.

The Awami League general secretary said 4,500,000 winter clothes and Tk3 crore have so far been distributed among cold-hit people in different areas of Bangladesh.

Awami League Joint General Secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud led a team of the party to distribute winter clothes among cold-hit people in different areas in Chittagong.

Several other teams of Awami League also distributed warm clothes in the northern districts.

When asked about making party’s senior leaders Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed chief coordinators for election campaigns in DSCC and DNCC respectively, Quader said Awami League can form committee for steering the election but they are not going outside for election campaign.

“Our MPs will not violate electoral code of conduct,” he added.

About Fakhrul’s comment that government cannot win hearts of people by observing Mujib Year, Quader said: “If it is not possible for us to win hearts, then will it be possible (for BNP) to win hearts by celebrating fake birthday (of Begum Khaleda Zia)?”

Quader said councils of 29 organizational districts of the party were held before the national council of Awami League.

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave directives to hold councils of rest of the districts by March 6, he added.

The Awami League general secretary said the new central working committee and advisory council of Awami League will pay homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his mausoleum at Tungipara in Gopalganj on January 18.

A joint meeting of the party’s central committee and advisory council will be held at Tungipara as per the party’s tradition.