Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday called upon the party leaders and workers not to recruit dishonest, corrupt people or anti-liberation elements in the party in the name of increasing the number of its members, reports BSS.
"Please, do not recruit bad people in party. Identified criminals, extortionists, land grabbers, drug addicted, communal and anti-liberation forces cannot be members of Awami League," he told a representatives' meeting marking member collection campaign on the premises of Manikganj Bijoy Mela ground.
Quader, also minister for road transport and bridge, urged the local party men to conduct the campaign by dividing Manikganj district in three parts.
He also asked them to take the campaign from door to door by listing how many people become members from which families, how many become new members or how many old members renewed their memberships, how many do politics for other parties and how many people are neutral.
The AL general secretary said nomination surveys are being conducted and reports are being submitted to the Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in every three-month.
Quader said on the basis of those surveys, Sheikh Hasina would like to nominate the candidates, who bear the maximum acceptability of the people, to contest in the next parliament election.
Manikganj district AL organised the meeting with its President and Manikganj Zila Parishad Chairman Advocate Golam Mohiuddin in the chair.
Awami League Presidium Members and former Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun and Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan, AL Advisory Council Member Mukul Bose, Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap, Organising Secretary Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury Nowfel,
State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque, Mamtaz Begum, MP, Naimur Rahman Durjoy, MP, and Manikganj district AL General Secretary Md Abdus Salam, among others, were present on the occasion.