Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the main challenge of the party is to institutionalise democracy and fulfill the pledges made during the polls.
“Now the main challenge of the party (AL) is to institutionalise democracy and implement the promises made during the parliamentary elections,” the road transport and bridges minister said.
Obaidul Quader came up with the statement while talking to the journalists after paying homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in Dhaka on Saturday morning.
The newly-elected AL Central Working Committee and Advisory Council led by party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu.
Quader said if the party becomes strong enough then the government will also become stronger, adding: “That is why we are trying to separate the party from the government.”
Talking about employment opportunities, the minister said the government wants to ensure employment for every family in the country.
Referring to the BNP’s complaint about the fair environment for the Dhaka North and South City Corporation elections, Quader said making complaints is the BNP’s only job.
Despite knowing that the elections will be held in a free, fair and peaceful manner, they (BNP) are complaining over this issue, he added.
The use of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is logical in this digital era, he said, adding that even the neighboring country, India, used EVM in their polls.
Due to the inclement weather, the visit to Tungipara of Gopalganj has been postponed and the decision regarding it will be made on January 03 next at the joint meeting of the newly elected committee of AL to be held at the central office of AL at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital, he said.
AL Advisory Council members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Mozaffar Hossain Paltu, party’s Presidium Members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Colonel (Retd) Muhammad Faruk Khan, Joint General Secretary of AL Dr Hasan Mahmud and other senior party leaders were present on the occasion.