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Mahbub Talukder giving statements in favour of a party, Obaidul Quader says

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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has alleged that an election commissioner is giving political statements in favour of a political party.

The road transport and bridges minister made the remarks at a political programme in the Mohammadpur area of Dhaka on Monday while responding to a recent statement of Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder, reports BSS.

The Awami League general secretary said he gets surprised seeing such a statement of an election commissioner who holds a position in a constitutional body.

"The clarinet of separation is being played in BNP's own house now. One by one, the BNP leaders are leaving their house (the party). The tune of division is being played in the 20-party alliance too," Obaidul Quader said.

He said, "The BNP itself is getting divided. Now I hear that it would form a committee sitting at home without holding a central conference...there is no democracy in the party. How will they establish democracy in the country?"

About the country's mega projects, the minister said the prime minister will inaugurate metro rail, Padma Bridge, Bus Traffic Transit, Gazipur-Tongi four-lane road project and the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel (Karnaphuli Tunnel) next year.

“Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has added a new trend of development and created history in the country,” he said.

"Some 10 flyovers will be built in Bangladesh. When four mega projects are inaugurated next year, the people will stop criticism of BNP. There would be no place of criticism for them (BNP leaders)," Quader said.

Issuing a warning to the Awami League leaders and activists, he instructed them not to allow terrorists, extortionists, land grabbers, drug dealers and wrongdoers in the parity.

"Don't bring bad people in the party to increase the number of your own people. These bad guys are the cuckoos of spring. When good people come to the Awami League, we will be stronger," he said.

Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, its organising secretary Mirza Azam, Dhaka North City unit president Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, its general secretary SM Mannan Kochi, vice-president Sadek Khan and organising secretary Azizul Haque Rana, among others, spoke at the meeting.

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