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Quader asks party men to forget intra-party feuds

CHITTAGONG, July 17, 2017 (BSS)- Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday urged party leaders and workers to get united forgetting all intra-party feuds and grouping as the national elections will be held a year later.

Quader said if BNP and its alliance come to power again, they will resort to killings, arson attacks on houses of AL leaders and activists and grenade attacks like 2004.

He asked the district and upazila level leaders and workers of AL to remain united in the next general elections to avoid facing the 'tragic fate' in the 2001 election.

Quader's directive came at a representatives' meeting of Chittagong South District AL at a community centre here this afternoon.

He asked the AL's grassroots level leaders and activists to abide by the party rules and warned that deviation from its ideals and spirit would be dealt with severely.

Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's role in country's tremendous development and her achievements, Quader said those might fade away for the bad behaviour of a handful of people.

He also urged the party men not to smear the achievements of Sheikh Hasina through their bad manners.

The AL general secretary instructed the party leaders and activists take preparation for the next general election and form committees in each ward, union to contest the election properly.

He said the BNP is now hatching conspiracies for creating newer issues centring the upcoming election and added that the party would again fail.

AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said BNP won't take risk of cancelation of its registration with the Election Commission by not participating in the election.

"The constitution and election will not wait for anybody ...the last general election could not be stalled and the next one would also not be halted for anybody," he said.

Presided over by Vice President of Chittagong South District AL Muslem Uddin Ahmed, the meeting was addressed, among others, by AL Publicity Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, MP, central organizing secretaries Enamul Hoque Shamim and Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel, State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jabed, Deputy Publicity Secretary Aminul Islam, AL deputy office secretary Barrister Biplob Barua, Shamsul Hoq Chowdhury, MP, Mustafizur Rahman Chowdhury, MP, Nazrul Islam, MP and Abu Reza Nodobi, MP.

A total of 2,200 representatives from eight upazilas and five municipalities participated in the meeting conducted by Chittagong South District AL General Secretary Mofizur Rahman.

Besides, a number of municipality chairmen, upazila chairmen, union parisad chairmen and representatives of different wards, unions and municipalities of Chittagong north district attended it.