Legal action if party discipline breached, says Quader

Staff Correspondent

17 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday warned party men of legal action against them if they breached party discipline in line with prime minister’s “zero policy” on the matter.

“Legal actions and organizational steps will be taken against the wrongdoers for breaching party discipline,” Quader said.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, was speaking at a view-exchange meeting at

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) headquarters in the capital on Monday.

“Misdeeds will not be tolerated and action will be taken against the corrupt leaders and activists no matter how powerful they are. The Prime Minister has adopted a zero-tolerance policy in this regard,” the minister said exemplifying removal of BCL former president Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and former general secretary Golam Rabbani from their posts.

The Prime Minister is receiving allegations against leaders and activists by her own cell phone and investigations were underway, he said.

The minister directed BRTC chairman to investigate into allegation of purchase of faulty buses from India.

Quader warned the BRTC officials to refrain from corruption.

“The corporation does not need any corrupt officials. Stern action will be taken if anyone is found involved in corruption,” he said.

He also told the BRTC chairman to solve the crisis related to dues of BRTC officials and to stop irregularities.

Bangladesh purchased 600 buses and 500 trucks from Indian companies under line of credit of Indian government this year.

Recently, the media reported that some of the buses are “defective” and water leaked from the roof of some of the buses during rains.