Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Obaidul Quader says ‘shops’ like Olama League should be closed

  • Staff Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-03-12 23:50:58 BdST

Olama League's demonstration for the same demand of Hifazat-e Islam.

Ruling party general secretary Obaidul Quader has said the ‘shops’ like Olama League must be closed as they are, at times, tarnishing the image of the party.

Organisations using the name Awami or League mushroomed in recent years and they are criticised for their involvement in various controversial works.

“There are statements from Olama League that support the Hifazat demands. There are extortion charges against many other organisations using Awami League name,” he said.

He was speaking at a discussion meeting at the Bangabandhu Avenue on Sunday.

“I saw Awami Prochar (publicity) League, Awami Olama league and Projonmo League on the street,” he said adding “these are shops opened in the name of politics and those must be closed.”

“The party does not recognise these types of organisations,” he said urging to resist those using party name, party leader’s name or prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy’s name without authorisation from the party.

“You cannot count those in numbers. Those grew like mushroom and when the national or party landmark days come they become involved in extortion,” he complained.

“These organisations are tarnishing the party reputation.” He urged the party to resist these orgnaisations and their activities.

“Where are the headquarters of these organisations? Please come forward to shut those.”

He requested the media that if any Awami League leader becomes a guest in the programme of those organisations, not to cover them.

Tag:  Olama League