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Politics starts heating up over next nat’l polls

Published : 20 Sep 2021 09:35 PM | Updated : 03 Oct 2021 07:23 PM

With the improved Covid-19 situation recently, political activities by major parties seem to be warming up across the country boosting energy and confidence among the voters.

All the major political parties, including the ruling Awami League and opposition BNP, seem to have resurfaced in political activities planning to launch many programmes. Such lively and energetic activities are being noticed amid an improved situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

According to BNP sources, the party has now become desperate for enhancing their representation in the next parliament election although the 12th National Parliament polls are supposed to be held two and a half years from now.

On the other hand, the ruling Awami League also remains busy with strengthening its organizational structures. The party is also making preparations to deal with the activities of the opposition forces.

It should be mentioned that open activities like rallies, processions and other types of public gatherings remain suspended for more than one and a half years due to the COVID-19 situation. But now that the situation has started to improve, political activities on the streets may be relaxed to some extent.

Sources said political parties have again become concentrated on their organisational activities. They are now busy withholding their party meetings, councils and other programmes.

They are also now talking about their preparations for the election in the 12th National Parliament. BNP and other parties are now demanding the reconstitution of the EC bodies.

According to sources, as per the preparation for the next parliament election, BNP wants to strengthen its organizational structures. In this view, the party is now busy with its party meetings. It has already formed various committees of its different units at different levels.

BNP is also raising its voice over the reconstitution of the Election Commission.

According to sources, meanwhile, the ruling AL also intensified its party activities. The party already held several meetings, including a meeting of its executive committee and another meeting of its secretariat body.

Besides, the ruling Awami League has started a countrywide field visit program aiming at reorganizing grass-root party activities. The party is going to hold councils of its different units, which have become expired years ago.

Moazzem Hossain All, a joint secretary of BNP’s central committee, said that they are working for gaining back the confidence of the voters and their rights.

Another joint secretary of BNP, Khairul Kabir Khokan said that his party already held a series of meetings.

“After the meetings were held, party’s leaders and activities are now feeling enthusiastic. Now all of us are prepared for the strong movement against the government,” he added.

Lt. Col (Retd) Muhammad Farooq Khan, a presidium member of Awami League said that he welcomed the initiatives taken by BNP for the democratic movement.

He said, “BNP has also started preparations for the elections, which is good for democracy in the country.”

"We (AL) have already started preparations for the elections," he added.  

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