Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the government will collect COVID-19 vaccines from anywhere in any away to protect the country’s people.
“There is no need to have a special relationship with anyone over coronavirus vaccines. The government will collect the vaccines from wherever it can to protect people,” he said while talking to reporters after placing wreath at the grave of Shaheed Sheikh Jamal at Banani graveyard.On behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League, Quader placed wreath at the grave of Sheikh Jamal on the occasion of his 68th birth anniversary.
He said: “We need vaccines to save people. We will collect vaccines from where we would get those. We need not maintain a special relationship with anyone…we need vaccines and we will collect those”.
Quader said dealing with the coronavirus crisis together, shunning the politics of blame game, is the main challenge now.
Mentioning that Sheikh Jamal was one of the instances of Bangabandhu family’s courageous politics, he said: “Let us swear on his birthday that the nation must be made free from the tragedy of the politics of murder and conspiracy.”
The AL general secretary said the politics of killing is never acceptable at all and those involved in the brutal 1975 massacre were not spared too.
He said if Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was not killed in 1975, another murderous group would not have dared to kill Ziaur Rahman.Ziaur Rahman was the mastermind of the Bangabandhu killing and that is why he had to suffer the consequences, Quader said.
Asking BNP to shun the politics of conspiracy, he said the BNP must leave the path of murder, conspiracy and terrorism in order to establish the true democracy in Bangladesh.
AL joint general secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, organising secretaries Ahmad Hossain, Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, SM Kamal Hossain and Advocate Afzal Hossain, relief and disaster affairs secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, office secretary Biplab Barua and science and technology affairs secretary Abdus Sabur were, among others, present.
Later, the leaders of the AL units of Dhaka City North and South, Juba League, Krishka League, Swechchhasebak League, Mahila Sramik League, Sheikh Jamal Jatiya Smriti Parishad, Bangabandhu Sangskritik Jote and other social and cultural organisations placed wreaths at the grave of Sheikh Jamal.