Quader sees Oikyafront’s 7-point demand as plot to thwart polls

GAZIPUR, Oct 24, 2018 : Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today described the seven-point demand of newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront as ‘seven conspiracies’ to thwart the forthcoming parliamentary election.

“Oikyafront’s seven demands are seven conspiracies to foil the general election,” he told a rally of AL Gazipur city unit at Tongi Government College ground here.

Quader said the perpetrators of one-eleven changeover have joined hands with the killers of August 15, 1975 and August 21, 2004 and Tarique Rahman, who is an “internationally recognized terrorist and a fugitive convict in money laundering and grenade attack cases”, to create anarchy centering the parliament election.

The AL general secretary urged the party leaders and workers to remain alert to resist all conspiracies against the government and the state.

About Barrister Mainul Hosein, a former caretaker government adviser, Quader said he was not arrested as a leader of Oikyafront, rather he was arrested for his derogatory remarks.

The minister described Hosein as a conspirator of one-eleven.

About the next general election, Quader said the party leaders and workers will have to work with unity for those who will get the party tickets for contesting in the election.

Organizational steps will be taken if anyone violates the party commands, he added.

Highlighting development activities of the inducement government, the minister said around 15 crore people, among the total 16 crore, are using mobile phones while 10 crore people are internet users in the country.

The government is providing free textbooks among students across the country on the very first day of New Year while allowances for elderly people, freedom fighters and the disabled are being given for the betterment of the people.

AL Joint General Secretary Dr Dipu Moni, Organising Secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Gazipur Zila Parishad Chairman Akhtaruzzaman, Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Advocate Jahangir Alam and local lawmaker Jahid Ahsan Russell, among others, addressed the rally.

Gazipur City AL President Advocate Ajmat Ullah Khan presided over it.

Earlier, hundreds of leaders and workers started gathering at the venue with banners, festoons and drums since morning.