Just wearing Mujib coat doesn’t qualify one as AL activist
Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said, "Just wearing a Mujib coat doesn't prove that you are a true soldier of Bangabandhu. To be Mujib's soldier, one must uphold his ideals."
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always works to serve the people of the country, not as a ruler, so AL activists must sincerely work for the nation, he said.
The Al leader was speaking as the chief guest at the tri-annual conference of Noakhali town and Sadar upazila unit of Awami League.
He joined the event virtually from his Dhaka residence.
"We will counter misinformation from Mirza Fakhrul with truth and constructive action," said the AL general secretary.
Referring to the "killings of 21,000 AL leaders and activists by BNP", Quader said during BNP's last five-year tenure, AL leaders and activists could not stay at home even for 50 days.
Regarding BNP's recent countrywide movement, Quader said they have no issues with peaceful protests, but if BNP "plays with fire and resorts to violence, we are prepared, and a fitting reply will be given to protect the lives and property of the people."