Ruling Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday reiterated that there is no scope for reinstating the so-called caretaker government in the electoral system of Bangladesh.
“Today I (Quader) told US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas that there is no chance for the so-called caretaker government to come back in the country,” he said.
Quader, also Road, Transport and Bridges minister, said this while addressing as the chief guest at a function organised by the AL’s student wing Bangladesh Chattra League (BCL) marking the 103rd birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day at conference room of TSC auditorium on Dhaka University campus.
Addressing the current stance of the opposition BNP, Quader observed that the BNP’s power got weakened and stuck in quicksand as they don’t have any way to escape.
Terming the BNP as an illegal party, he said the party was also formed by an illegal person.
“Mirza Fakkhul Islam Alamgir is also an illegal secretary general of that party who has been serving the party for the past two twelve years, though he demands the resignation of the government but he should resign himself from the post of the secretary general,” he said.
"Whatever they are talking about is absolutely bogus regarding their demands, movements, processions, protests and their leaders," he continued.
Hinting at the BCL and their activities, Quader, also former GS of the BCL, said threateningly, “I want to make it clear that there is no need for bad boys in the BCL committee. Those having bad mentality, intention, and allegation of extortion, seat business and drug addiction will have to be excluded from the full-fledged committee”.
He also said that the BCL followers who have criminal records are suspended but later the embargo will also be lifted after a few days.
“Their punishments should be permanent and strict disciplinary and administrative actions shall be taken against them,” he said.
AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, party Member Tarana Halim, DU unit BCL President Majharul Kabir Soyon and General Secretary Tanvir Hasan Saikat were present among other.
BCL President Saddam Hussein chaired the function, which was conducted by its General Secretary Sheikh Wali Asif Enan.