DHAKA Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul
Quader today said the ongoing drive against corruption will be strengthened
further to curb the ill-activity of corrupt persons, extortionists and casino
Wait for a while you will get the breaking news as the ongoing drive
against extortionists, casino operators and corruption will be intensified
further, he told journalists at a press conference on contemporary political
issues held at the ministry's conference room at the Secretariat here.
Regarding BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's bail, the minister said A
member of BNP came to me he told me that she (Begum Zia) would go abroad
if she is given bail.
He (BNP leader) requested me to inform the Prime Minister in this regard
and I did so. But, the court has the sole authority to grant bail as the
judiciary is independent. We do not have any dispute with Khaleda Zia. he
Responding to the threat of the BNP's movement, the Awami League general
secretary said secretly they are seeking Begum Zia's bail to the government
but they are openly saying they will wage movement to release their leader
I want them to wage movement but I cannot see any step of them regarding
launching movement. Movement cannot be waged by sitting abroad. If BNP was
able to wage movement, then the movement would have been waged immediately
after the arrest of Khaleda. he said.
About the next AL conference, he said the party leaders would be selected
on the basis of their performance, adding that the transparency of the party
workers will be given the highest importance in the conference.
We will not make those people party leaders against whom people have
allegations and are involved in ill-activities and extortion. Our goal is to
hold a grassroots level conference.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)