‘My men’ committee won’t be accepted

Says Quader

Staff Correspondent

30 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday warned party leaders that ‘my men’ committees would not be accepted.

“None will be allowed to form ‘my men’ committees involving own men to create own ring,” he said while speaking at a press briefing on contemporary issues at his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, also said that dedicated party workers should be given space and empowered to to survive in politics.

“There will be no room for offenders, extortionists, grabbers and radicals in any committee,” he said.

The AL general secretary said that party president Sheikh Hasina gave directives to quickly hold councils of those district units whose tenures have expired.

Before holding district unit councils, committees of upazila, union and ward levels should be formed through councils, he said. He urged the party men to hold councils maintaining health guidelines properly.

Talking over politics, Quader said Bangladesh Nationalist Party is hatching conspiracy at home and abroad to find out secret alleyways to grasp the state power in an undemocratic way while the party takes part in elections to make the polls controversial.

“It is BNP’s old habit to look for undemocratic paths to go to power without elections but they are talking about reestablishing democracy.

Calling upon BNP to establish democracy inside the party, Quader said democracy cannot be established by spreading misleading information and rumors and issuing only statements.

“The people still fear BNP’s misrule and that is why the party lost people’s confidence. So, establish democracy inside the party at first,” he said.

About BNP secretary general’s comment that the government wants to make its rule longer, the minister said Awami League formed government getting people’s mandate in polls and so, elections will be held in due time as per the constitution.