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AL rallies see unmatched crowd

Published : 13 Nov 2022 09:39 PM | Updated : 14 Nov 2022 12:55 PM

Public rallies organized by the ruling Awami League are turning into mega mass gatherings day by day with the participation of the common people alongside the leaders, activists and supporters of the party.

Whenever the Awami League calls rallies on various occasions, common people are seen thronging there to make the hands of the pro-liberation forces stronger and to raise voice against the anti-state conspirators being hatched against the country.

It should be mentioned that, the ruling Awami League has taken the challenge of keeping the political field in its own hands through a two-month long continuous programmes, which began on October 22 with a huge gathering at Narayanganj centering the council of the Narayanganj district unit of the ruling party.

As part of the challenge, the ruling party held several gatherings in the capital Dhaka and different parts of the country.

The last public gathering was held on November 11 at Suhrawardy Uddyan in capital Dhaka on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of Jubo League, the youth wing of the ruling party. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling party, was present at the rally as the chief guest.

Witnesses said that the entire open ground at Suhrawardy Udyan was hugely crowded with people whose presence was estimated to have crossed several lakh. 

Earlier another mass gathering in participation with thousands of people were held in the time at the capital's Agargaon centering the council of Dhaka district unit of Awami League.

Witnesses said that the rally venue adjacent to the Bangabandhu International Conference Center, which earlier was used for International Trade Fair, over flowed by the presence of the leaders, activists and supporters of the Awami League. 

According to sources, this two-month long continuous programme of the Awami League will be concluded through the holding of the national council of the ruling party on December 24.  

Before the national council of the Awami League, the ruling party will remain busy with various programmes, including the holding of councils of the party's different units and various affiliated organisations from the central to the grass root levels during the month of the November. 

Besides, the party has chalked out another month-long program in December, the month of the nation’s victory. The ruling party also has plans for large public gatherings with showdowns through these programs.

Sources in the Awami League said that the ruling party is going to organise several rallies with huge gathering through the observance of several days until next December. 

Meanwhile, councils of several district units of Awami League will also be held during the month of November. Specially, the main showdowns will be held centering the councils of different district units around the capital Dhaka.

The party has already held several rallies with huge gathering, which were organized centering the councils of Narayanganj district on October 22 and Dhaka district on Saturday.

Besides, another big showdown is also being prepared centring the council of Narayanganj Metropolitan Awami League.

Advocate Jahangir Kabir Nanak, a member of Awami League's presidium, said that Awami League does not believe in the politics of counter programme. 

He said, "The national council of the party is scheduled to be held on December 24. Besides, we are now busy strengthening the organization in the grass root level as the next parliament election is nearing."

"As a people's party, we will hold meetings in many ways. We will carry out our own programs. There is no opportunity to see these as counter-programs", he added.

AFM Bahauddin Nashim, one of the joint secretaries of Awami League, said, “BNP never believes in democracy. Their one and only aim is to try to benefit by creating an unstable situation in the country. They remain always busy with conspiracy. Now they are again threatening with a ultimatum of 'December 10. But Awami League is never scared in such type of fake things warnings”

"We don't want to step into their trap. We will be on the ground with our program," he added.