Sheikh Hasina’s hands to be strengthened if tested leaders lead AL: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said
the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be further strengthened if
the tested leaders of Awami League are entrusted with the task of leading the
party at different tiers.

“Many leaders remain inactive in organizational activities, if the party
remains in power, this should not be tolerated . . . Many will join the
party to earn money easily which also should not be accepted. Tested
leaders would be entrusted with the task of leading the party. Then, the
hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be more stronger,” he said.

The minister made the remarks while addressing the triennial conference of
Awami League Faridpur upazila unit at Wazi Uddin Pouro auditorium in Pabna.

Hasan said Awami League (AL) is the name of an enriched organization and
the country’s independence came under the leadership of this organization.
Bangabandhu brought the freedom through fighting for his life, he added.

The minister said Bangabandhu did not only want sovereignty, he also
wanted to build a developed nation.

“But, he (Bangabandhu) couldn’t fulfill his dream as he was assassinated
brutally on August 15, 1975. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working
relentlessly to implement the dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” said Hasan, also AL joint general secretary.

He said the government’s initiatives in combating Coronavirus pandemic
under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have been lauded
across the globe. Bangladesh is ahead in collecting vaccines compared to many
other countries, he added.

But, Hasan said the reality is that, despite criticizing the government
initiatives the BNP leaders are now taking corona vaccines.

AL organising secretary SM Kamal, executive member Kabita Jahan, AL Pabna
district unit general secretary Golam Faruk Prince, MP, Shamsul Haque Tuku,
MP, Makbul Hossain, MP, Ahmed Firoz Kabir, MP, Nuruzzaman Biswas, MP, Nadira
Yeasmin Jolly, MP, and AL district unit acting president and Zila Parishad
Chairman Rezaul Rahim Lal, among others, addressed the conference.

AL Faridpur upazila unit president Md Khalilur Rahman presided over the
conference while its general secretary Ashraful Kabir conducted it.

Earlier, Sirajganj local administration, leaders of Awami League district
and upazila units and its associate organizations welcomed the minister as he
reached the Western gas field rest house in Sirajganj for a stopover on way
of Faridpur.


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)