Say no to "seasonal birds" in AL: Quader

Rangpur Correspondent
Published : 19:51, Nov 26, 2019 | Updated : 19:55, Nov 26, 2019

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the grassroots leaders and workers to say no to the "seasonal birds" in the party.
"Don't let ‘seasonal birds’ stay at the party. They won't be found anywhere if the party is not in power. Say no to ‘cuckoos of the spring’, opportunists, drug dealers, corrupt people, tender manipulators, and land grabbers. Lend you support to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's crackdown [on corruption]," he said on Tuesday (Nov 26).
Quader, who is the Road Transport Minister, made the remarks at the inaugural session of the triennial councils of AL's Rangpur district and city units in the northern city.
Quader called upon the grassroots leaders and workers not to bring controversial people in party leadership. “None remains as a leader for life long. Time has come to infuse pure blood in the party.”
The AL leaders and workers should go to houses of the dedicated, deprived and sick leaders and take care of them so that the next generation leaders would take care of them when they become sick in the future, he added.
Quader warned the party leaders and workers of not building a house inside own house or hang a mosquito net inside own mosquito net.
“We have to evaluate dedicated and honest leaders to save the country, spirit of War of Liberation, democracy to further strengthening the hands of Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
Earlier in the day, AL Presidium Member lawmaker Ramesh Chandra Sen along with Obaidul Quader and other central leaders inaugurated the council by hoisting of the national and party flags and releasing pigeons and balloons.
AL Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak addressed the function as the main discussant suggesting grassroots level leaders and workers for choosing dedicated leaders with a clean image in the party’s leadership.