“Not barrel of gun, people are source of power of AL”
Published: 06:05 PM, 12 September 2020
Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said that his party is deeply rooted in the soil of this country as people are the source of the power of AL.
“Awami League’s power does not grow out of barrel of gun rather people are the source of its power... Awami League’s root is very deep in that soil,” he said.
The Awami League leader was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a representatives’ conference of Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) at the institute at Kakrail in the capital on Saturday. He joined it through a videoconferencing from his official residence on parliament premises.
About the remarks of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir that the power of AL will be ruined like a house of cards, he said Awami League is not a house of cards that it would get destroyed in a tap.
He said AL remains in the hearts of people as it led every democratic movement, struggle, achievement and progress of the nation as well.
The AL general secretary said his party stayed beside the people in their well and woe throughout the last seven decades since its inception.
The country’s most glorious achievement, the great independence, was attained under the leadership of AL, he said adding that those, who think that AL’s position is as like as a house of cards, are living in a fool’s paradise.
Pointing to the engineers, the minister urged the engineers to play a significant role to implement the government’s mega plans in attaining the goal of building a prosperous Bangladesh by 2041.
He expressed his optimism that the engineers would take ahead the development programmes of the government with their merit and sincere efforts side by side with remaining alert against any kind of corruption, irregularity and wastage of public money.
IDEB President AKMA Hamid presided over the function while its general secretary Md Shamsur Rahman also spoke on the occasion.