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Quader to journalists: Cannot talk about Khaleda every day

  • Published at 09:48 pm February 19th, 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

He said Khaleda Zia has gone to court with her plea and now the court will decide her future

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader says he does not have time to answer queries about BNP Chairperson Khalde Zia’s release again and again. 

He said Khaleda Zia has gone to court with her plea and now the court will decide her future.

He made the comments during a party meeting at the Awami League central office on Bangabandhu Avenue, Dhaka, on Wednesday morning. 

Responding to a question about Khaleda Zia, the Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, said: "We have a lot of work to do. We do not have the time to respond to questions concerning Khaleda Zia repeatedly. 

"The case against Khaleda is not political but a corruption case. The court will give the final verdict. The proceeding does not fall under the prime minister's jurisdiction or even any of us."

Quader urged journalists not to ask him questions regarding Khaleda Zia’s health condition. "I do not want to answer this question time after time."

Calling upon party activists and leaders, the ruling party leader said they will have to work hard so that turnout of voters in the upcoming by-polls and city elections is higher than that seen in the recently held Dhaka city polls.

He said: "We have to keep in mind that we need to make sure higher voter attendance in the forthcoming elections," adding, organizational weakness was one of the factors responsible for the low voter turnout in the February 1 city elections.

Among others, Awami League presidium member Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Faruq Khan, and Shajahan Khan, Organizing Secretary Mirza Azam, Publicity Secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap, Office Secretary Barrister Biplob Barua, and the party's Dhaka division leaders were also present at the meeting.