DHAKA, April 28, 2018 (BSS) – Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government has nothing to do over the issue of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s participation in the next general election as it will be decided by the court.
“The government also has nothing to do regarding the release of Khaleda from jail. It is the matter of the court,” he told journalists after paying tribute to Sheikh Jamal by placing floral wreath at the Banani graveyard.
The AL general secretary paid the homage on behalf of his party marking the 65th birthday of Sheikh Jamal, son of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Speaking about BNP’s acting Chairperson Tarique Rahman’s stay in London under political asylum, Quader said BNP does not want Tarique to do politics in the country facing cases and troubles.
“He (Tarique) has also no such courage,” he added.
AL Presidium Member Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru, Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanok, Organizing Secretaries Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim and Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Md Abdus Sobur and General Secretary of AL’s Dhaka City South unit Shahe Alam Murad were present on the occasion, among others.
Dhaka City South and North units of AL, Awami Jubo League, Mahila Awami League, Awami Swecchasebok League, Bangladesh Chhatra League, Sramik League and Banani Thana unit of AL also paid homage to Sheikh Jamal, among others, by placing floral wreaths on his grave.
Later, a fateha and milad mahfil was held at the graveyard marking Sheikh Jamal’s 65th birthday.