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12:00 AM, September 25, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:32 AM, September 25, 2018

Not national but a 'hotchpotch unity'

Obaidul Quader says about Jatiya Oikya Prokriya

Criticising Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said what they have formed is not a national but a “hotchpotch unity”.

“I don't think their unity will survive,” he said while exchanging views with local journalists at a Cox's Bazar hotel.

Expecting something from this will be futile for BNP, Quader further said.

Quader said BNP and Oikya Prokriya leaders are resentful and not making sense because they are incapable of drawing people comparable to the crowds seen at a single rally during his roadshow.

AL Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Organising Secretary AKM Enamul Haque Shamim, and Cox's Bazar District AL President Sirajul Mostafa, among others, were present.

On Sunday, Obaidul Quader addressed couple of rallies in Cox's Bazar -- organised as part of the ruling party's two-day roadshow from the capital to the beach town -- ahead of the national election.

The programme's main objectives are to warn grassroots activists and leaders against infighting and convince all local leaders to accept and support the candidates to be nominated by the central leadership, say party sources.

On the first day [Saturday] of the roadshow, AL organised three rallies in Cumilla and one in Feni. It postponed another rally in Sitakunda of Chattogram for a lack of preparations.

At the rally in Feni town, Quader said, “People of the country will not accept any unity without Awami League.”

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