The ruling Awami League is monitoring the party’s activities on the issue of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment. The leaders of the party think that the BNP is walking on the ‘path of movement’ on humanitarian issues. The Awami League also has to be prepared to deal with it.
This was discussed in detail at a meeting of the party’s editorial board on Friday (November 26). Besides, the ruling party is also wary of creating any ‘unstable’ situation in the country ahead of the 12th general elections.
The meeting of the Awami League secretariat was held at the central office on 23 Bangabandhu Avenue on Friday afternoon. Members of the editorial board Mahbubul Alam Hanif, AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Ahmed Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque, Afzal Hossain, Asim Kumar Ukil, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Wasika Ayesha Khan, Shammi Ahmed, Faridunnahar Lail presided over by party general secretary Obaidul Quader. Delwar Hossain, Dr. Selim Mahmud, Engineer Abdus Sabur, Sayem Khan, Aminul Islam and others were present.
The meeting directed the leaders and workers of Awami League and allied organizations to be ready to face any movement or program in the country including the capital. The leaders in charge of the department have been asked to keep in touch with the district and upazila leaders in this regard. Besides, a meeting of central leaders will be held next Monday (November 29) with the leaders of Dhaka metropolitan north-south. There they will be given the necessary directions.
Talking to Awami League leaders and party sources, this information has been known.
Advocate Afzal Hossain, organizing secretary of the Awami League, said, “We will be careful so that no one can hinder the development progress by creating an unstable situation in the country.
A member of the Awami League’s editorial board said the issue of monitoring the movement of BNP leaders was also discussed so that BNP leaders could not prepare for any kind of political movement on the issue. Besides, they were also asked to keep the BNP-Jamaat from pursuing their political interests by relying on the rebel candidates in the ongoing Union Parishad elections.
Three leaders spoke in favor of nominating popular candidates in the ongoing Union Parishad elections. According to them, unpopular candidates have been nominated in several places. In order to win those candidates, the party has to be a part of various notoriety. And our grassroots organization is being harmed. It is by no means desirable. We should think deeply about this issue.
At the same time, the meeting also discussed the rebel candidates in the Union Parishad elections. At the same time, the leaders said that those who are going beyond the decision of the party and those who are electing and supporting them should be sent to the center with the recommendation of first protest and then expulsion according to the constitution. But in many places they have been expelled locally. Which they cannot.
According to a source present at the meeting, the ongoing movement of students was also discussed at the meeting. Leaders also said that private bus owners like BRTC should take half fare from students. The meeting decided to call for bus owners to collect half the fare.
Asked about the issues to be discussed at today’s meeting of the Awami League’s editorial board, AFM Bahauddin Nasim said Prime Minister Bangabandhu’s daughter Sheikh Hasina was thanked at the meeting of the editorial board for fixing 50 per cent fare on BRTC buses for students. In addition, the bus owners and workers are urged to keep half the fare of students out of social responsibility.