Zero-tolerance against corruption: Quader
Abrar Hussain of DOT
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader revealed yesterday that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will unveil her government’s firm stance against corruption, terrorism and drugs as well as the party’s future development plan at today’s rally in the capital.
“Our prime minister will reiterate her government’s zero tolerance policy against indulgence in corruption, terrorism and drugs. She will also call upon her party’s rank and file to stay away from these in the rally,” Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said, reported The Daily Star.
While talking to reporters at the party president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka, Quader said, “Our prime minister will come up with an important message, warning her party men to refrain from abusing power”.
Awami League is scheduled to hold a grand rally at Suhrawardy Udyan today in celebration of the party’s landslide victory in the 11th general election on December 30 last year.
Quader also commented on the Jatiya Oikyafront, saying that it will not be able to sustain itself any longer due to lacking political ideology and principle among the alliance partners.
“Since inception of the Oikyafront, it seems to me that the alliance will not be sustainable,” claiming that a rift has already appeared in BNP while Oikyafront is on the verge of the same consequence.
“The unity of a communal and non-communal force would never be sustainable,” he said.
The Oikyafront yesterday held its steering committee meeting at its key leader Dr Kamal Hossain’s Motijheel chamber with absence of BNP representatives. BNP standing committee members Abdul Moyeen Khan and Gayeshwar Chandra Roy were supposed to attend the meeting but they were absent.