The government will take necessary initiatives to procure vaccines from any source to save people's lives, road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.
"There's no need for any special relationship with anyone to manage coronavirus vaccines... the government will collect it from any source," he told reporters in the morning.
Earlier, Obaidul Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, paid homage to Shaheed Sheikh Jamal, son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, by placing wreaths at his Banani graveyard marking his 68th birth anniversary.
The senior party leader paid homage on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina first and then for the party.
He said the biggest challenge now is to avoid the politics of blame game over dealing with coronavirus, the common enemy of all, irrespective of party affiliation.
Those involved in the brutal assassination of Bangabandhu's family were not spared, he said. "Murder begets murder. Had Bangabandhu not been assassinated, another group of murderers would not dare to kill Ziaur Rahman."
The Awami League general secretary urged BNP to avoid the politics of murder and conspiracy. "BNP is now conspiring to remove Sheikh Hasina from politics," he claimed.
To establish true democracy in Bangladesh, Quader called upon BNP to move away from the path of murder, conspiracy and terrorism.