Corrupt leaders, bureaucrats halt progress: Inu

Staff Correspondent | Published at 02:18am on October 13, 2019

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal on Saturday welcomed the ongoing drives against corruptions and called for coordinated drives to restrain corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and law enforcers who were acting as barriers to the country’s development.

The party organised a press conference on ‘political pact for good governance’ at Colonel Taher Auditorium at its central office where party president Hasanul Haq Inu said that the drives were required to ensure good governance in the country.

About the imposed ban on student politics in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Inu, former minister and leader of Awami League-led alliance, said they were against banning student politics in educational institutions and hoped the university authority would withdraw the ban as early as possible.

Party general secretary Shirin Akhter read out a written speech and announced programmes to ensure good governance.

The programmes include mass processions in district and upazila headquarters on October 16, a roundtable in Dhaka on October 22 on good governance, and holding countrywide discussions, rallies, and torch processions in district and upazila towns to mark the 47th founding anniversary of the party on October 31.

The executive president of the party Robiul Alam, standing committee members Habibur Rahman Shawkat, Nurul Akhter, central leaders Afroza Haq Rina, Fazlur Rahman Babul, Shafi Uddin Mollah, Saifuzzaman Badsha and others attended the press conference.

The government on September 18 launched drives against casinos and illegal bars in Dhaka and other places and detained several people, mostly ruling Awami League’s youth front Juba League leaders involved in illegal businesses.