AL to invite BNP to council

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:54, Nov 15, 2019 | Updated : 17:57, Nov 15, 2019

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was addressing a media call at the party chief`s Dhanmondi offices on Saterday (Jul 20). FILE PHOTORuling Awami League (AL) will invite Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to their upcoming national council, says General Secretary Obaidul Quader,
"Leaders of all the country’s registered political parties, including BNP, and diplomats of different countries will be invited," he said on Friday (Nov 15).
Speaking to media at the AL president’s Dhanmondi offices, Quader urged the party lawmakers to not contest in AL upazila councils for the posts of president and general secretary.
“AL President, and Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina has already given an instruction in this regard, but they can compete in the Awami League district councils,” he said
About expansion of AL committees, Quader said it will be AL President Sheikh Hasina's decision whether the committees will be expanded or not.
“There is no alternative to Sheikh Hasina in the AL. We need her for Bangladesh’s development, and the greater interest of its people,” Quader was quoted as saying by BSS.
The senior AL leader said the way PM Hasina is advancing the country is highly commended across the globe.
Regarding AL city councils, he said the councils of Dhaka south and north units of AL will be held on Nov 30.
Quader said the party will send letters to AL district leaders to know whether they have any proposal to amend in the Awami League’s constitution.
About BNP’s demand for the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, Quader said BNP leaders often say there is no alternative to wage a vigorous movement to free their chairperson, which proves that they have no trust in the judiciary.