AL for amicable relations with opposition: Quader

Staff Correspondent

20 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said his party does not want any hostile relations between the government and opposition parties.

“We want the opposition parties to play a constructive and a responsible role,” he said after visiting the renovation work of the approach road of the Meghna Bridge at Meghna Ghat in Narayanganj.

The AL spokesperson said that they were very generous to the opposition parties. “The opposition lawmakers are speaking in and outside parliament freely and observing various programmes. They are not facing any obstacle. Such generous behaviour is being made as Sheikh Hasina is the head of the government,” he said.

Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges minister, said all wrongdoers would be brought to trial through the ongoing cleanliness drives.

“All accused in the Abrar killing case have been arrested as per Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directives. They have not been spared, although they were Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists. Those under surveillance will be brought under trial through the ongoing cleanliness drives,” he added.

Regarding the council sessions of the associate bodies, Quader said the council sessions of the AL associate bodies, tenures of which have expired before 7/8 years, will be completed by November this year.

New committees will be formed with the combination of young and elderly leaders, he said.

“The AL council session also will be held in the due time,” Quader said, adding that some new faces will be seen in the new committees. Referring to toll collection on the highways in different developed countries for road maintenance, the minister said his ministry has started working to collect tolls from four-lane highways for their maintenance.

Informing that all renovation works of the three old bridges on Dhaka-Chattogram highways will be completed by November 15, the minister assured that there will be no traffic congestion on the highways after the reopening of these three bridges.