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'Nation wants the Padma Bridge to be named after Sheikh Hasina'

National Desk

Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader has said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will set the final date for the inauguration of Padma Bridge.

Mentioning that the Padma Bridge will be inaugurated in June, he said, "Suddenly some people are talking about the date of inauguration of the Padma Bridge. Don't be so impatient. People's leader Sheikh Hasina will give the final date. '

He said this while addressing a discussion meeting on the occasion of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's Homecoming Day. The presidium member of the party Begum Matia Chowdhury presided over the discussion held at Bangabandhu Convention Center in the capital on Tuesday, May 18.

In his speech, Obaidul Quader highlighted the working life of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "If it was not for Sheikh Hasina, the Padma Bridge would not have been built with its own funds," he said. "The whole nation wants the Padma Bridge to be named after Sheikh Hasina. The name of the golden crop of Sheikh Hasina's courage is Padma Bridge. The bridge will be launched in June.

He said, "Sheikh Hasina is the name of the most honest politician in the last 50 years."

Obaidul Quader said, "If Sheikh Hasina had not returned, Bangabandhu's assassination would not have been tried, Joy Bangla would not have been the national slogan and it would not have been possible to build a non-communal country."

He said, "The path is paved with stones in front of Sheikh Hasina. We have to work together and move forward. "

Incidentally, the Ministry of Bridges had long ago proposed to rename the Bridge as Sheikh Hasina Bridge. The issue has been discussed more than once in the meeting of the central executive parliament and cabinet of the Awami League. However, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been disapproving of the proposal to build the Padma Bridge in her name from the very beginning. As the inauguration of the Padma Bridge draws closer, the issue of renaming the bridge after Sheikh Hasina is being discussed.


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