Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today urged the meritorious citizens to join politics to utilize their talents for the betterment of the country.
"Meritorious students do not want to join politics. Unless meritorious people join politics, meritless and 'hybrid' persons will grab politics pushing it in danger," he told the council of Home Economics College unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League at the college auditorium.
Earlier, he inaugurated the council by hoisting flags and releasing balloons and pigeons. Quader said AL never teaches corruption and evil-politics as the party believes amassing wealth is not politics.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, called for practising self-purification in politics as without purifying oneself, one cannot suggest others to do so.
"If one asks others to stop corruption without doing so, it will go in vain," he said.
Mentioning the government's development in different sectors, the minister said Bangladesh has become a role model for development.
"Bangladesh is leading in poverty alleviation and meeting the adverse impact of climate change in the world," he said.
Quader said Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has done an unprecedented job in women empowerment.
"Because of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's bold leadership, it has been possible to bring the 1971 war criminals and killers of Bangabandhu to justice," he added.
Chaired by Home Economics College unit BCL leader Farjana Akhtar Suparna, the council was addressed by College Acting Principal Professor Nishat Parveen as special guest.
BCL President Saifur Rahman Sohag and General Secretary SM Jakir Hossain joined the function.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)