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14-Party Grand Alliance meets today

Published : 14 Mar 2022 09:39 PM | Updated : 15 Mar 2022 03:07 PM

After about three years, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is going to hold a meeting with the top leaders of the ruling party-led 14-party Grand Alliance this (Tuesday) morning.

According to sources, the meeting is significant as the next national election is just around the corner.

Besides, the sources said, main object of the meeting is to discuss what will be the role of the 14-party alliance in dealing with the movement and other activities of the opposition parties, including the BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami, in the political field.

Awami League Office Secretary Biplab Barua said that the meeting is scheduled to be held at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganabhaban at 11:30am.

Sources, however, said that all the leaders from the 14-Party Grand Alliance have not been invited to the meeting due to the Covid-19 protocols. Only two leaders from each party got the invitation, said the sources.

During the peak of Covid-19 in 2020, Md Nasim, the coordinator of 14-Party Alliance expired and senior Awami League leader Amir Hossain Amu was made the new coordinator and spokesperson of the alliance. 

Talking about the meeting, Hasanul Haque Inu, president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), one of the allies of the 14-Party Grand Alliance, said, “We have been invited to the meeting, which is scheduled to be held with the alliance leader Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at 11:30 am today (Tuesday) at her official residence Ganobhaban.”

“We would take part in the meeting”, he said.

Another leader of the alliance said that the latest political situation and social issues and the upcoming election related matters might be discussed at the meeting.

It should be mentioned that the 14-Party Grand Alliance was formed led by Awami League in 2008 with different political parties. 

Since then, the alliance had been taking part in all the national elections from a single platform.