No govt hand in Khaleda’s bail: Quader

Staff Correspondent

18 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government has no hand in BNP chief Khaleda Zia getting bail and it was entirely upto to the court.

“Awami League respect court decision. The government has no objection, if court gives bail to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief Khaleda Zia,” he said.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, was addressing an extended meeting of Dhaka city south chapter of Awami League at its Bangabandhu Avenue headquarters in the capital.

The meeting was organised as part of ruling Awami League’s preparations for celebrating its 70th founding anniversary on June 23.

The Awami League leader came up with the comment in response to BNP leader Moudud Ahmed’s claim that the apex court would grant bail to Khaleda Zia next week, if the government refrains from interference with  bail.

The minister said, “The court can free Khaleda Zia like its jail sentence to her.”

About the party’s primary member collection, Quader said, “New workers must be enrolled as workers are the life of Awami League. Workers can save the party during crisis period,” he said.

The minister urged all to remain alert so that terror attacks like that of Sri Lanka do not happen in Bangladesh.

“There’s no reason to believe that terror attack like that of Sri Lanka won’t  happen in Bangladesh. Everyone must have to remain alert and get united,” he said, adding that our first priority is to strengthen the party.

Dhaka city AL south chapter president Abul Hasnat presided over the meeting.

 Among others, deputy minister for education Mohibul Hasssan Chowdhury Nowfel, Dhaka South City Corporation mayor Sayeed Khokon and city AL south chapter general secretary Shahey Alam Murad addressed the meeting.