No room for the corrupt in AL: Quader

Staff Correspondent

11 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

No room for the corrupt in AL: Quader

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader addresses the triennial council of Khulna district and city units of AL at Khulna Circuit House Maidan on Tuesday. —SUN PHOTO

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that there would be no room for corrupt persons, tender manipulators and miscreants in the party.

“We won’t allow corrupt persons, tender manipulators, miscreants and militants in the party,” he said.

Quader made the party’s stance clear while addressing a council session of the AL Khulna city and district chapters at the Khulna Circuit House ground.

Issuing a note of warning to the corrupt persons and tender manipulators, the AL general secretary

said no one could say when and who will be caught for such misdeeds.

Quader, also a minister for road transport and bridges, said committee should not be formed by relatives of the leader.

“There should be some qualities among activists to be a leader,” he also said.

Expressing dismay over the attitude of some leaders and activists, Quader said that the number of leaders have increased as the party is in power. “We don’t get activists for pasting posters on walls. Even, people have to hire for hanging posters,” he said.

Pointing finger at BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Quader said BNP failed to wage a movement in the last 11 years despite its repeated announcements.

“The countrymen haven’t responded to their call as they don’t want to see killers and patrons of militants [BNP] in power,” he said, posing a question, “When will they wage a movement?”

Calling upon party leaders to evaluate dedicated activists, Quader said activists have to be evaluated in order to save Awami League.

AL presidium member Pijush Kanti Bhattacharya inaugurated the council session.

Khulna City AL president and mayor of Khulna City Corporation Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Prime Minister’s adviser Mashiur Rahman, state minister for labour and employment Munnujan Sufian, AL joint general secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and Abdur Rahman, organising secretary Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon, deputy office secretary Biplab Barua, members of central committee Mirza Azam, Amirul Islam Milon and SM Kamal Hossain, lawmaker Sheikh Helal Uddin, Narayan Chandra Chanda, Salam Murshidy, Sheikh Sarhan Nasser Tonmoy, Akteruzzaman Babu, and Gloria Sarkar Jharna, among others, addressed the function.

Khaleque has been re-elected president of Khulna city AL with new general secretary MDA Babul Rana by replacing Mizanur Rahman.

Sheikh Harunur Rashid has been re-elected president of Khulna district AL with new general secretary Sujit Kumar Adhikary by replacing Mizanur Rahman.