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Accused AL MPs to be expelled if found guilty: Obaidul Quader

Published: October 28, 2019 20:49:59 | Updated: October 28, 2019 20:53:21


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said Awami League will expel its lawmakers if the allegations brought against them are proved to be correct and they are convicted.

The Awami League general secretary was replying to a question from reporters at the Secretariat, reports UNB.

The reporters asked the minister about Awami League's stance on launching investigations by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against the Members of Parliament (MPs) nominated by his party.

Quader replied, “How can you take action before the allegations are proved?  All the allegations may not be proved correct.”

Responding to a query whether the party image is being tarnished due to the allegations against the MPs, Quader dispelled the notion saying that the government’s honest courage is being proved with the action being taken against its own leaders.

“This is very important that the criminals are being punished by the government. I think the image of the government and the party has brightened instead,” the minister added.

On the allegation against BCB Director Lokman Hossain Bhuiyan, Quader said the allegations against him have been proved, and the BCB should not keep him there as an in-charge.

“I’ll talk to the BCB President over the matter, and ask what measures have been taken against him,” the minister added.

Quader said onion price will come down very soon as he was assured by the Commerce Minister in this regard.

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