AL takes DUCSU poll seriously: Quader

Staff Correspondent

8th February, 2019 11:55:19 printer

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said that their party has taken the DUCSU election seriously.

“We have taken Dhaka University Central Student’s Union (DUCSU) election seriously. Our party’s four leaders have been appointed to take care of the matter so that Bangladesh Chhatra League can win in the election,” he said.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this at a press briefing at the party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital on Friday.

The minister also hinted that BCL may participate under an alliance like parliamentary polls.

“It is yet to decide whether the BCL will forge an alliance or not but the decision depends on other organisation’s decision. If the opponents want to forge alliance then we have to think about it,” he said.

“Polarisation of national politics may influence in student politics to,” he added.

Replying to a question over Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia’s release from jail, Quader said it is a legal matter.

“The government has no influence over the issue. She (Khaleda) has been languishing in jail due to conviction in a graft case. There is no relation between her imprisonment and politics,” he said.

“There is no such pressure from the mass people for releasing Khaleda and BNP has failed to create pressure to free her,” he said.

Terming BNP a failed party, Quader said there is no reason to blame the government for Khaleda’s release as government has nothing to do with it.

AL leader Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Sujit Roy Nandi, Biplab Barua and Anwar Hossain, among others, was present at the press conference.