DHAKA Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said all of those who joined the AL from other parties are not intruders rather the wrongdoers are infiltrators.
All of those who joined our party are not intruders if there is no allegation of wrongdoings or link with communalism against them, they're not infiltrators, he told reporters after a meeting with the party's joint general secretaries and organizing secretaries at the AL central office at Bangabandhu Avenue here.
Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said many persons having a clean image joined the AL and they are not intruders.
He reiterated that the wrongdoers and those who have links with communal forces will not be placed in the fresh committees of the AL.
Replying to a question about resignation of seniors leaders of BNP, the AL general secretary said it is the outcome of BNP's negative politics.
Later, AL Central Working Committee leaders exchanged views with Rajshahi district unit AL leaders at the party's central office.
At the outset of the meeting, Quader said councils of expired committees of district, upazila, city, thana and ward levels of the party are being held across the country ahead of AL's national council slated for December 20-21.
He urged the local leaders and workers to refrain from doing ill competition inside the party.
All bitterness inside the party will be removed from the party ahead of its national council, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, AL Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim said councils of different organization units in Rajshahi district will be held ahead of the national council.
Motioning AL as one the oldest political parties in the country, Nasim said it is the only organization which timely holds its triennial national council if there is no problem. He expressed his optimism that under the leadership of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the party would hold its national council in a befitting manner and form a strong committee to start a new journey.
AL Joint General Secretaries Dr Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Abdur Rahman, Organizing Secretary and State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, AL Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Deputy Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Central Working Committee Member Nurul Islam Thandu, Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, Rajshahi district AL President Omar Faruk Chowdhury and General Secretary Asaduzzaman Asad were present on the occasion, among others.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)