Dhaka, Thursday   25 April 2019

Obaidul Quader besieged in protests

 Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 09:47 PM, 21 January 2018   Updated: 09:48 PM, 21 January 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk


A section of Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on Sunday once again surrounded the party`s General Secretary also Road Transport and Bridge Minister Obaidul Quader and protested on his face due to deprived of posts.

The protests ensued from Saturday, hours after Quader dismissed last night’s ruckus as a “jubilant rally of the activists cheering the new sub-committee of Awami League”.

This evening, the protestors surrounded the vehicle of Quader as soon as he reached party president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office around 7:30 pm.

At one point,  Obaidul Quader got down from the car and met some former student leaders. At the end of the meet, he sought three months to make fresh inclusions into the sub-committees.

Time to write this report, the protests were underway throughout Dhanmondi 3/A road.

This afternoon, The Road Transport and Bridge Minister termed yesterday’s protests near the office of “jubilant celebration”.

“It was not a protest rally, rather a jubilant one brought by former Chhatra League leaders based on assurance to be included in the sub-committees,” Quader said reporters.

Several newspapers and media houses reported yesterday’s protests at Dhanmondi 3/A, saying Quader was kept confined inside the office for half-an-hour.

Quader on Sunday termed those newspaper reports “untrue” and said he was “hurt” by the publication of such reports.