Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today called upon grassroots level leaders and workers to say no to the 'seasonal birds' and opportunists in the party's leadership.
"Awami League leaders and workers should follow the ideals of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and AL President Sheikh Hasina to establish clean image of the party and evaluate dedicated leaders of tough times," he said.
Quader, also the Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said this while addressing the inaugural session of the triennial councils of Rangpur district and city units of AL at Public Library ground here this afternoon as the chief guest.
Presided over by Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, General Secretary of city AL Tushar Kanti Mandal moderated the function.
Quader said the name of Bangabandhu could not be erased from this soil and hearts of the people despite many conspiracies are being hatched.
"None can wipe out the name of Bangabandhu from history," Quader said adding that AL is a party that flies the flag for new creation standing on debris of destructions and country is advancing fast under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"The AL leaders and workers are in a good time. But, the good time may not exist always as power is not permanent. Do not show temperament of power and remain polite," he said.
Quoting reports, Quader said Sheikh Hasina is one of the best leaders in the international arena and the most successful and popular leader of the country in last 44 years during the post 1975 period.
"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading the country with utmost honesty. So, AL leaders and workers must have transparent and clean images," he said.
Quader suggested the party men to say not to the 'cuckoos of the spring', opportunists, intruders, corrupts, tender manipulators, terrorists, extortionists and land grabbers rather evaluate dedicated and deprived leaders of rough times of the party.
He cautioned the AL leaders and workers not to build a house inside own house or hang a mosquito net inside own mosquito net.
"We have to evaluate dedicated and honest leaders to save the country, spirit of War of Liberation, democracy to further strengthening the hands of Sheikh Hasina," Quader said.
He called upon the grassroots level leaders and workers not to bring controversial people in party leadership and support the anti-graft drives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
"None remains as a leader for life long. Time has come to infuse pure blood in the party," he said.
The AL leaders and workers should go to houses of the dedicated, deprived and sick leaders and take care of them so that the next generation leaders would take care of them when they become sick in the future.
Referring to massive developments conducted in Rangpur region, Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent the seasonal curse of 'monga' (an extreme poverty-like situation) permanently to the museum.
"The construction of the four-lane highway from Dhaka to Tangail continues while the process has begun from Bagura to Rangpur and will start for the Rangpur to Burimari and Rangpur-to Banglabandha portions in the near future," he said.
"Over 94 percent people of Rangpur division are enjoying the facility of electricity as the golden crop of the silent revolution of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sajeeb Wazed Joy has reached to every union in Rangpur division," Quader said.
Quader said, "Sheikh Hasina will give more to the people of Rangpur region, there will be no poverty or unemployment and urban amenities will be reached to villages."
Earlier, AL Presidium Member Ramesh Chandra Sen, MP, along with Obaidul Quader and other central leaders inaugurated the council by hoisting of the national and party flags and releasing pigeons and balloons.
AL Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak addressed the function as the main discussant suggesting grassroots level leaders and workers for choosing dedicated leaders with clean image in the party's leadership.
Party's Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary for Rangpur division BM Mozammel Haque, International Affairs Secretary Dr Sammi Akhter, Finance and Planning Affairs Secretary and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, General
Secretary of district AL Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, President of city AL Shafiur Rahman Shafi, former President of Bangladesh Chhatra league Mahmud Hassan Ripon, Abul Kalam Md Ahsanul Haque Chowdhury Deuk, MP, addressed the function.