Main goal is to defeat communal forces: Quader

Staff Correspondent

11 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the main goal of the nation will be to consolidate the victory by defeating the communal forces in the country.

“Today, 50 years after our victory, communal forces are still main obstacle to consolidate the Victory. So, the main goal will be to consolidate the Victory by defeating the evil forces,” he told reporters after paying rich tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi 32 in the capital.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, paid rich tribute on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League marking the Homecoming Day of Bangabandhu.

On this day on January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu, the supreme commander of the country’s War of Liberation,

returned to independent Bangladesh after his release from confinement for nine and half months in Pakistan.

Mentioning that victory without Bangabandhu’s presence was incomplete, Quader said that country’s Independence was fulfilled through the return of Bangabandhu to the country on January 10.

“Our enemies are still active and they are still hatching plots against the country,” he said.

Under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, he said, the country’s victory will be consolidated to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ by defeating the communal and undemocratic forces.

“In the struggle for emancipation under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, we have come a long way on the highway of development,” he said.

Quader said, the communal forces still stand against consolidation of the country’s Victory and that is why those forces must be defeated to sustain the Victory.

The minister said with the combined efforts of the people, the Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla will be built by resisting the communal forces.

He said Sheikh Hasina, the daughter of Bangabandhu, is the architect of the changed Bangladesh after the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu.

AL presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Abdur Razzaque and Abdul Matin Khasru, joint general secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, among others, were present.