Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also the Awami League general secretary, has urged everyone to remain alert so that the dengue outbreak was not used to divert attention from the activities of the evil forces that became more active during the month of August.
He came up with the remarks before the start of a cleanliness and awareness-raising campaign on dengue conducted at Shantinangar in the capital on Sunday (Aug 4).
Reminding party leaders and activists about the significance of the month of mourning, he said, “The evil forces always became more active during the month of August.”
He said that party leaders and activists that they must remain alert so that these forces would not able to shed any blood while the AL leaders remained busy in bringing the dengue outbreak under control.
He urged the city mayors, health and local government ministries to work in a coordinated manner.
He asked to undertake collaborative initiatives by coordinating with each other and update the public about the situation accordingly without creating any panic or confusion.
He affirmed that every leader and activist of Awami League would remain in the field until the dengue outbreak was brought under control.
Claiming that a vested quarter was out to spread panic about the dengue menace, he said that there was no reason for the citizens not to travel to their home towns during Eid.
He asked the citizens to take all necessary precautions and seek medical help in case of any emergency.
Awami League Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman, organizing secretary AKM Enamul Hoque Shameem, party executive member SM Kamal Hossain, Workers’ Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan Menon, Awami League’s Dhaka South City Unit General Secretary Shahe Alam Murad and Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayed Khokon were present on the occasion.