90 percent people are against BNP: Quader

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Dhaka, Jan 02: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said BNP’s popularity will hit rock bottom as 90 percent people of the country are against the party.“Now 90 percent people do not support BNP and the percentage will increase further. In this way their popularity will hit the rock bottom,” he told a press conference after a meeting with relief coordination team of AL at the party president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city.

About BNP leaders’ remarks that the Dhaka city polls will not be fair, the minister said making such comment before the election is ridiculous.

“BNP does not understand the language of democracy and does not abide by laws and courts. Their only target is to go in power by any means and carry out politics of killings and looting,” he said.

The AL general secretary expressed optimism that the city elections will be held in a free, fair and neutral manner.

“We will extend our all-out support to the Election Commission to hold a fair election,” he said.

About giving nomination to ward councilor posts for the polls, Quader said AL nomination board has taken decision after discussions. “But all decisions might not be right. So, team work is going on. We will find out if there is any controversial candidate and then names of proper candidates will be announced for final nomination,” he added.

About winter-clothes distribution, Quader said teams have been formed to distribute warm clothes among destitute people in different areas from January 11 to 13.

AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak will lead a team to distribute clothes in Northern districts including Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Nilphamari and Rangpur from January 11 to 13. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader will join them at Saidpur in Nilphamari on January 11.

Presidium Member Ramesh Chandra Sen, Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries BM Mozammel Haque and Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapan, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr. Md. Enamur Rahman, AL Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan and Central Working Committee Member Safura Begum are in the team.

AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif will lead another team that will distribute winter clothes in different districts from January 11 to 13.

Party’s Organizing Secretaries SM Kamal Hossain and Advocate Afjal Hossain, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj and Central Working Committee Members Amirul Islam and Anwar Hossain are in the team.

Besides, Obaidul Quader will distribute warm clothes at Savar in Dhaka on January 6 and in Noakhali on January 7. AL Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi will act as coordinator of the winter clothes distribution programme.

AL Presidium Member Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Joint General Secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries BM Mozammel Haque, SM Kamal Hossain and Advocate Afjal Hossain, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan and Central Working Committee Members ABM Riazul Kabir Kawser, among others, were present in the press conference.