Dhaka, Dec 14: Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today called upon the pro-liberation forces to build united resistance to exterminate communal evil forces from the society.
“Communal evil forces are still hatching conspiracy against the country. On this Martyred Intellectuals Day, it will be our pledge to root out all communal forces under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
Quader was talking to reporters after paying tributes at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Memorial here on the occasion of Martyred Intellectuals Day.
He said there are Ziaur Rahman’s sculptures in different places in the country but BNP is keeping mum in this matter.
Asked what his opinion about BNP’s silence over the issue, the AL general secretary said the reason of BNP’s keeping mum is clear that the party is backing the communal forces from behind.
“It has been proved that BNP is the patrons of these communal forces and militancy,” he said.
Earlier, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader along with party’s central leaders paid homage to martyred intellectuals by placing a wreath at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Memorial.
Later, Obaidul Quader, on behalf of Awami League, paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by laying a wreath at his portrait at Dhanmondi road number 32.
AL Presidium Members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Dr Abdur Razzaque, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Shajahan Khan and Abdur Rahman, Information Minister and AL Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud, AL’s Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, SM Kamal Hossain and Mirza Azam, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Health and Population Affairs Secretary Dr Rokeya Sultana, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan, Central Working Committee Members Dr Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, Shahabuddin Farazi and Anisur Rahman were present at that time.
Central 14-Party Alliance, Dhaka city north and south units of AL, Awami Jubo League, Swechchhasebak League, Krishak League, Sramik League, Mohila Awami League, Jubo Mohila League, Chhatra League, other associate bodies of AL and social and cultural organizations placed wreaths at Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals Memorial on the occasion.