Govt doesn’t spare its corrupt party men: Quader

Staff Correspondent

22 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said that the government doesn’t spare its own party men involved in graft and misdeeds.

“Government doesn’t spare its own party men involved in graft and wrongdoings. Sheikh Hasina-led government does not patronise any corruption,” he said.

Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, said this while addressing a press conference virtually from his official residence on parliament premises in the capital.

The minister also reiterated that the government’s stance against corruption and irregularities is very harsh and clear.

“The wrongdoers would be brought to justice in the interest of good governance,” he said.

The AL spokesperson said Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir frequently talks about waging a movement against the government.

“Does BNP have the capacity to wage any movement?” he questioned.

“Countrymen no longer respond to the BNP’s call for a movement,” he added.

Responding to a comment of Mirza Fakhrul, Quader said Awami League’s absolute win in the recent polls proved that the country’s people are with the development and achievement of the government.

He said the next general election will be held in time and then it will be proved whether the people of this country are with the Sheikh Hasina government or not.

The roots of Awami League are deepened in the soil of this country, the AL general secretary said.

He said several journalists, including Shamsur Rahman, Manik Saha and Humayun Kabir Balu were brutally killed and many others were tortured during the BNP’s regime.

“Did the BNP brutally kill and torture these journalists to hide their corruption?” he questioned.

Quader said the Awami League always stands by the people during any disaster, while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is taking the country forward with the support of the people.

Bangladesh’s economy is now smooth, tackling the seatback of coronavirus pandemic, he said, adding even in the COVID-19 crisis, the per capita income of the country’s people has reached $ 2,227.