The ruling Awami League yesterday re-fixed its upcoming 20th triennial Central Council session on July 10 despite the council session was supposed to hold on March 28.The decision was taken in the Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting was held at the party president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence at Gano Bhaban on Sunday night with the premier in the chair.
Talking to The Independent AL office secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap said the ALCWC, highest policy making body of the party, decided to hold its triennial council session on July 10 as the party leaders and workers are busy with the ensuing Union Parishad elections scheduled to start in phases from March 22.
Meanwhile, the party is going to bring a major reshuffle in its Central body through the upcoming 20th triennial National Council session scheduled forMarch 28. According to party insiders, many new faces, who are competent, dedicated and active in party activities, will be inducted in the Central Executive Committee. Some major changes are also planned in different party forums through the coming 20th Central Council.
The number of Executive Members, especially posts of women members, will be increased to eventually expand the size of the National Executive Committee, party insiders said.
The party may announce an 81-member Central Executive Committee through the Council, party sources said. The ALCWC currently consists of 73-members—the President, the General Secretary, 13 Presidium members, 19 Secretaries, two Deputy Secretaries, three Joint General Secretaries, seven Organising Secretaries, one Treasurer and 26 members.
The inaugural session of the March 28 Triennial Council will take place in the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan at 10am. The second session will be held at the adjacent Institution of Engineers, where councilors and delegates will elect the new leadership. The last council of the Awami League was held on 29 December, 2012.