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AL drive to rejig party Central council on December 24


Published : 26 Nov 2022 09:50 PM | Updated : 27 Nov 2022 01:43 PM

The ruling Awami League is likely to complete the task of reorganising the party from the central to the root level before its central council scheduled to be held on December 24.

As part of the party decision, the party has completed almost all the councils and formed new committees at district and union levels. 

Besides, the ruling party has completed the councils of the party’s affiliated bodies and their different units from the central to the root level.

It should be mentioned that the councils of AL’s different affiliated bodies, including Jubo League, Women Awami League, Krishok League, Tanti League, Swadhinota Chikitsok Parishad have already been completed.

The council of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the students’ wing of the ruling party, is scheduled to be held on December 8 and 9 at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city of Dhaka. 

According to sources, the Awami League wants to complete the task of reorganising the party before the party’s central council for consolidating all its leaders and activists as part of the party’s preparation for the next 12th National Parliament elections.

Earlier, AL chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina fixed the date of the AL’s 22nd central council on December 24.

It may be recalled that the 21st National Council of Awami League was held on 20th and 21st December, 2019. The three-year term of the committee will expire in December.

Established in 1949 as Awami Muslim League at Rose Garden in the capital's old part the party later appeared as Bangladesh Awami League (AL) with a secular look.

Party sources said like the last two terms, the party wants to hold its National Council at the scheduled time. As part of it, the ruling party is now busy holding councils of its different units at the grass roots.

AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader said that alongside dealing with the movement on the streets by the opposition parties, the ruling party is reuniting all the party men through councils and formation of committees of the party and its affiliated bodies.

Bahauddin Nasim, a joint secretary of the AL, said that the Awami League and all of its associate bodies are united under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the elder daughter of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

He said that councils and formation of committees of some other districts and units are yet to be completed.

“We hope that the remaining tasks would be completed before the party’s central council”, he added.  

According to sources, as part of the preparation for holding the ‘22nd National Council’, the Awami League already formed a total of 11 subcommittees.

According to sources, the districts where councils and formation of new committees are almost complete include Barishal, Chattogram, Kurigram, Jhalakathi, Jashore, Laxmipur, Gazipur, Manikganj, Noakhali, Naogaon, Cox’s Bazar, Pirojpur, Rajshahi, Kishoreganj, Sherpur, Barguna, Munshiganj, Natore, Sunamganj, Jhenaidah, Patuakhali, Jamalpur, Shariyatpur, Madaripur, Faridpur, Gopalganj, Cumilla, Tangail, Sylhet, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Chuadanga, Bhola, Narayanganj, Pabna and Netrokona.