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Is Awami League being ousted?

Publish: 03:45 PM, 12 Aug, 2022


He is the second most powerful person of Awami League, the General Secretary of Awami League as well as bridges minister. He made an explosive comment Thursday. There is a commotion in Awami League over this comment. Awami League leaders were shocked by the statement of the general secretary of the party. An emergency meeting was held with the affiliated organizations at the Awami League party office on Bangabandhu Avenue. Party general secretary Obaidul Quader led the meeting. A statement made by Obaidul Quader in the opening speech has now started stir within the party leaders and activists. In response to the statement of BNP leaders that Awami League will not find a way to escape, General Secretary of Awami League, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said ‘you say every day that the government will run away. Where to escape? Awami League has no escape history. If necessary, I will go to prison on the soil of the country, I will not escape.’ There is now a multi-faceted analysis within the Awami League regarding this matter. Party leaders say that when the general secretary of the party makes such comments, it should be understood that the party is in crisis, the government is in crisis.

Is the government actually in crisis? A grass-root level leader of Awami League asked this question. He said the party leaders and workers need to be more energized, they need to be encouraged at this time. But by talking about going to jail, he has spread fear in Awami League. Another leader of Awami League says that if the general secretary of the party talks about such fear-spreading despair now, then the morale of the workers will be broken. Now the opposition has started a movement. At this time the workers should be more energized. Awami League's achievements should be highlighted. The real situation of the economic crisis should be highlighted. But why is he talking about going to jail instead of doing that? Is the situation so bad that the Awami League will have to go to jail in the coming days? Awami League should be ousted from power? None of the senior leaders of Awami League liked this statement. One such presidium member who was present at the meeting said on condition of anonymity that I was shocked after his statement. I tried to understand what he was saying, whether he was saying this knowingly or not. Such talk is suicidal. Not only suicidal, but also harmful to the party, such words will create confusion in the public mind. Through a statement, the common people will think that the condition of Awami League is not good. The country is probably going to be like Sri Lanka. But the actual situation is far from that.

Awami League's second term general secretary Obaidul Quader. Awami League council is going to be held in December. He is one of the contenders for the general secretary of that council for the third time in a row. But when he talks about going to jail and not escaping, the question of what message is sent to the leaders and workers of Awami League is being discussed all over the world. In recent times, the government has been under various pressures. The increase in the price of diesel has created a kind of unrest in the public mind. The prices of goods are increasing by leaps and bounds in the market. The dollar market has become volatile. Anarchy is going on in public transport. The level of load shedding is increasing. Teams need to be integrated in such situations. The party leaders and workers need to be made aware of the situation and messages need to be given to the leaders and workers about what to do to deal with this situation. But if the second most powerful person in the party talks about going to jail without doing that, then the morale of the whole party is broken. Many people think that Obaidul Quader did this work. However, those close to Obaidul Quader say that he made a political statement. He made this comment as an example of Awami League's bravery in response to the opposition party repeatedly saying that they will not find an escape route. However, Awami League leaders are saying that when BNP says it will not find a way to escape, if Awami League says that Awami League will win the next election as well, the people are with Awami League, it would be logical why Awami League should run away. Instead of doing that, he gave a message to oust the Awami League, why is the question now in the house of the Awami League.

AL   Obaidul Quader   Awami League  


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BNP clash with Awami League in Hazaribagh

Publish: 04:07 PM, 26 Sep, 2022


A clash broke out between Awami League and BNP leaders in front of Shikdar Medical in Hazaribagh of the capital.

The incident took place on Monday (September 26) around 2:55pm. Police have been deployed at the spot to control the situation.

According to locals, the followers of local MP Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin took a stand at the Tally office intersection in Hazaribagh to resist the BNP rally.

Meanwhile, during the BNP's rally in front of Hazaribag Shikdar Medical College, AL supporters chased BNP leaders and activists. 

BNP was supposed to hold a rally in front of Bangladesh Medical in Dhanmondi of the capital as per the pre-arranged program. But Dhanmondi Thana Awami League took up the program at the same place. Keeping in mind that there may be a clash if the two groups face each other, the police asked both the groups not to hold any program there.

People from both sides are chasing each other and there is panic in the area. Due to the conflict, people are running amok. Shops have been closed by traders.

BNP   Awami League   Election   Clash  


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BNP's case against 20 AL leaders and activists dismissed

Publish: 03:56 PM, 20 Sep, 2022


Dhaka's CMM court dismissed BNP's case against 20 leaders and activists of Awami League-Youth League.

Earlier on Tuesday (September 20) in the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Dhaka Md Tofazzal Hossain, a plaintiff named Omar Farooq Farooqui filed this case.

The court accepted the statement of the plaintiff. After the hearing, the court will issue an order later, he said.

The other defendants named in the case are - State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Mojumder, Member of Parliament for Dhaka-16 Constituency Ilyas Uddin Molla, General Secretary of Dhaka North Awami League M.A. Mannan Kochi, Dhaka Metropolitan North Jubo League General Secretary Ismail Hossain, Organizing Secretary Taijul Islam Chowdhury Bappi, Rupnagar Thana Awami League President Haji Rajab Hossain, Ward Awami League Leader Kashem Mollah, Former Member of Parliament of Dhaka-14 Constituency Tuhin, Awami Leader Sheikh Mannan, Anwar Hossain Litu, Salahuddin Robin, Dhaka North Metropolitan Volunteer League President Ishaq Miah, Dhaka North Metropolitan Secha Sebok League President Ishaq Miah, Secha Sebok League Joint General Secretary Mobaswer Chowdhury, Awami League leader Haji Tofazzal Hossain Tenu, Rooppur Thana Jubo League president Zakir Hossain, general secretary Khokon, Dhaka Metropolitan North Chhatra League president Md Ibrahim and Dhaka Metropolitan North Awami League treasurer Salma Chowdhury.

The complaint said that Dhaka Metropolitan North BNP held a peaceful rally in Mirpur Pallabi Zone on September 15. Suddenly 400/500 unidentified Awami Jubo League and Chhatra League workers including Kamal Ahmed Majumdar, Ilyas Uddin Molla, Agakhan Mintu, Mainul Hossain Khan Nikhil, MA Mannan Kochi, Ismail Hossain made a surprise attack on them.

BNP   Bangladesh   Politics  


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CU BCL blocks university, shuttle train, bus services halted

Publish: 11:14 AM, 19 Sep, 2022


Leaders and activists of a faction of Chittagong University (CU) Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), have called for an indefinite blockade to demand evaluation of the dedicated workers who allegedly were deprived of posts in the full committee. They have locked the main entrance of the university. Shuttle train and bus services have also been suspended due to this.

As a result of the blockade, no teacher buses left for the city from the university's transport department. The matter was confirmed by the administrator of the university's transport department, SM Moazzam Hossain.

Besides, the shuttle train has been stopped at Sholoshahar railway station. Station master Abhi Sen said that the train service has been stopped due to the movement of the university's Chhatra League committee.

Rakibul Hasan Dinar, vice president of the branch Chhatra League, said, "We have been expressing our demands peacefully for a long time. We have requested not to force us to go into harder movements. The movement of who were deprived of the post has support. The top two leaders of the Chhatra League should take responsibility for spoiling the environment of university education.

Since the announcement of the full committee of the CU Chhatra League, several groups have been protesting against the committee as illegal, pocket committee. Meanwhile, several sub-groups of the branch Chhatra League have been protesting on the issues of giving committees to married, inactive, infiltrators and incompetents.

Their demands are- Inclusion in the committee by evaluating the deposed sacrificers and hardworking workers, Re-evaluation of the posts as per merit of the leaders placed in the committee, taking organizational measures against married, employed and long-term inactive people in the committee.  They have warned of strict movement if their demand is not fulfilled. 

CU   Chhatra league  


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Khaleda Zia's release period will increase again

Publish: 02:48 PM, 18 Sep, 2022


The government has again decided to extend the suspension of the sentence of former Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. As a result, her release period is increasing again by the executive order of the government.

Law Minister Anisul Haque confirmed the matter on Sunday.

He said, two days ago I agreed to extend the suspension period of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's sentence by 6 months. But Khaleda Zia cannot go abroad and has to receive treatment from home. Now the government will issue a notification in this regard.

Earlier, on September 11, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's family requested for the extension of the suspension of her sentence for the sixth time. The application was submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs at 4 pm on Sunday (September 11).

The BNP leader, who was convicted in two corruption cases, was released on March 25, 2020 after the sentence was suspended for six months by the government's executive order amid the Corona pandemic. After that, the period of suspension of his sentence was extended in 5 stages.

Each time the condition was that Khaleda Zia had to get treatment from her home in Dhaka and she could not go abroad.

Khaleda Zia   BNP  


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BNP to follow the ideology of traitor?

Publish: 02:13 PM, 15 Sep, 2022


Shah Moazzem Hossain. Vice Chairman of BNP. This veteran politician passed away at 9:30 pm on Wednesday night at his home in Gulshan. His first funeral prayer was held in front of the party's central office in Nayapaltan today at 11 am. Nazrul Islam Khan, a member of BNP's standing committee, said that BNP will move forward according to the ideals of Shah Moazzem Hossain. Since then, the question has arisen in the political arena that, will the BNP then be led by the ideology of a traitor? Because Shah Moazzem Hossain is known as a traitor in the political arena. His ideals were treachery, deceit and murder.

Shah Moazzem Hossain's political career started with Chhatra League. He became the leader of Chhatra League in favor of Bangabandhu, the father of the nation. This veteran politician was elected Member of Parliament in 1970 and 1973 elections. After independence, he was elected as a chief whip in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Parliament. He was elected Chief Whip for the second time after the 1973 election. But later he betrayed Bangabandhu. This leader had good relations with those involved in the 75 killings and jail killings. After the assassination of Bangabandhu, Shah Moazzem Hossain attended the ministerial meeting of murderer Mushtaq.

In the eighties of political change, Shah Moazem Hossain joined the Jatiya Party and became the Secretary General of the Jatiya Party, Minister of the Ershad Government, Deputy Leader of the Parliament and Deputy Prime Minister. He joined the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP during the last four-party coalition government. He was last serving as the Vice-Chairman of BNP. 

BNP   Shah Moazzem Hossain