AL decides to take preparation for next general election: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said the ruling party has decided to take preparation for the next general election.

“The Awami League has decided to start preparation for the next parliamentary election. To this end, the sub-committees of the party have been instructed to update its election manifesto,” he told reporters after a meeting of the AL executive committee this afternoon.

AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting held at Ganabhaban here.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said the meeting was held during 10.30 am to 3 pm, focusing on organisational issues and election preparation.

He said the AL sub-committees have been instructed to update the election manifesto and the AL president also listened to the statements of some members of the sub-committees.

The AL general secretary said eight organisational secretaries of the party submitted their written reports at the meeting, while AL joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif also presented a report.

He said they also submitted their union parishad level reports, highlighting the ground reality, before the AL president and she gave necessary directives in this regard.

Quader said the rebel candidates, who participated in the Pabna municipality election, sent letters to the AL office seeking apology and they were forgiven.

In this context, he said, it was also warned that immediate action should be taken against those who were violating the party’s discipline in different places and they would not be spared.

“AL chief Sheikh Hasina also warned there are propaganda and conspiracy against the government. As the election is getting closer, the level of propaganda is on the rise. We have to respond to these propaganda and must get united against these plots,” the AL general secretary said.

During the meeting, he said, the prime minister expressed satisfaction and gratitude to the leaders of the AL affiliated bodies for standing by the country’s people amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.