AL wants unity with left-leaning parties: Quader

02 Oct,2018

Awami League wants to form a unity with left-leaning political parties including Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) based on the consensus of secularism, party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader said today.

Addressing a programme at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh this noon, Quader, also hailed the left-leaning parties as they are telling equivocally that they would not build any unity with communal forces, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

“Let’s go, we form a maximum unity on minimum point. Where is the problem?” Quader came up with the call to leaders of the country’s left-leaning political parties.

Samyabadi Dal of Bangladesh organised the programme marking its 51st founding anniversary with its General secretary Dilip Barua in the chair.

Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said he does not have any disrespect to the political spirit of the left-leaning parties as he once was involved in politics with those top leaders.

About the unity, he said his party wants to build a national unity against the evil communal and the anti-liberation forces, unhealthy politics, corruption and terrorism.

“We want to forge the unity upholding the spirit of the history of gaining independence,” he said.

Rejecting BNP’s allegation of pre-planned arrest spree of its party men ahead of the election, Quader said police are now lodging cases based on information of plot for subversive activities.”

“We don’t want any case to be lodged unlawfully. But police have intelligence that they are drawing a plan like that of 2014 to go for subversive activities in the name of the movement,” Quader said hinting the yesterday’s case lodged against BNP top brasses including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.

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