Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said a public gathering to be organised by ruling Bangladesh Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan on 18 November is not a counter-programme to BNP’s one, reports UNB.
“It’s not completely a political programme… if anyone finds the smell of divisive politics that won’t be fair,” said Quader, also AL general secretary.
He came up with the remarks at a meeting jointly organised by Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), marking the recognition of Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech as part of the world’s documentary heritage by UNESCO at the National Press Club.
He also said AL will not hold any rally on working days considering people’s sufferings and every political party should consider this.
About the ninth wage board for the journalists, Quader said he has told the information minister to look into the matter carefully.