Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the government, led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, has taken a tougher stand against corruption and irregularities, reports news agency BSS.

He said this while addressing a coronavirus safety gears distribution programme through videoconferencing from his official residence in the capital.

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AL relief and social welfare sub-committee organised the relief and coronavirus safety gears distribution programme at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office in the capital.

Quader, also general secretary of ruling Bangladesh Awami League, said the government has taken a firm stand against the irregularities and graft, and the “purification campaign” prime minister Sheikh Hasina had introduced in the country will continue.

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The prime minister had launched the anti-casino drive and following this a drive continues against the vicious circle involved in corruption and irregularities in the country’s health sector, Quader said.

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“None from outside helps the government identify all these irregularities. But, on its own initiative, the government has launched a harsher drive to stop irregularities,” he added.