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Quader asks party men to ensure victory for 3rd term

DHAKA, Feb 14, 2017 (BSS) - Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today asked party men to put their best efforts in convincing people to vote Awami League for the third consecutive terms and retain victory through the next general elections.

"It should now be our only and the only target to woo voters, win over them and come to power for the third consecutive term to keep the development pace ongoing," he said as the chief guest at a joint meeting of Dhaka District Awami League in the city.

Quader said the voters should be convinced in such a manner so that they feel attached to the party poll symbol 'boat' when they cast their votes instead of considering other aspects that include the profile of the Awami League candidates. This requires a massive public relations endeavour too, he added.

He said Awami League would nominate the most popular candidates in the next general elections and steps have already been taken to find out the best ones through repeated field-level surveys. Three surveys, he said, have already been done and three others would be conducted before the elections.

Quader said Sheikh Hasina, the supreme leader and the Prime Minister, has made her stance clear before the local and international audiences that she has been passing through many conspiracies, one of which was exposed this week after a Canadian Court discarded Padma Bridge corruption charges against her government.

The popularity of Sheikh Hasina is now at the peak, he said, adding Awami League leaders and workers have to use this opportunity to highlight good works done by the government and the conspiracies orchestrated by the opposition. He also reminded party fellows not to undermine BNP as it has a sizable support base and treated as 'the anti-Awami platform'.

President of Dhaka District Awami League Benzir Ahmed, the function was addressed, among others, by presidium member Abdul Mannan Khan, joint general secretary Dr Dipu Moni, Food Minister Advocate Quamrul Islam and State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)