Do peaceful politics to take country forward: AL

Do peaceful politics to take country forward: AL

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Ruling Awami League general secretary and public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam on Tuesday called upon the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to practice ‘peaceful politics’ in a bid to take the country forward.
“Come we take the country forward through peaceful politics,” AL general secretary said this while addressing a rally was organized to mark the Jan 5 general elections as the victory day of democracy, at the Bangabandhu Avenue in the city.
Urging BNP chief Khaleda Zia to take part in the next parliamentary elections, Syed Ashraf assured that the next polls will be held in a free, fair and credible manner for which you [Khaleda] need not to be killed even a single people.At the same time the minister said that AL and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina don’t believe on the politics of killing.
About BNP’s three-month long movement, Syed Ashraf alleged that BNP chief Khaleda Zia had unleashed a reign of terror in the name of waging political movement since the beginning of the last year where some 64 people were killed and around 1500 people were injured.
“Why did you [Khaleda] kill innocent people? Had you killed people for restoring democracy? No…actually you killed people for making the country into a failed state,” he said adding that what the BNP leaders and workers had unleashed centering the January 5 issue would not be erased from the minds of the country’s people.
About the overwhelming participation of the leaders and workers of AL, the AL general secretary said this huge participation proves that the coutnry’s people are with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“I hope the country and its democracy will be established on the strong footing under the leadership of Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina,” he said. He also called upon the party leaders and workers to make the homecoming day of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on January 10, a success.
Addressing the rally, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury called on the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to stay on the path of democracy otherwise she will have to face a dire consequence in near future.
She also said that country’s people would not put bar to Khaleda Zia if she wants to join the next parliamentary elections under the management of incumbent prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Speaking at the occasion, AL advisory council member and Industries minister Amir Hossain Amu alleged that Khaleda Zia had unleashed the three-month long violent programme in a bid to create a constitutional vacuum in the country.
“But she eventually failed to do so. Democracy has been established in the country through the January 5 polls and now the country is moving ahead under the leadership of PM Sheikh Hasina,” he added.
Among others, AL joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Food minister adv Quamrul Islam, relief and disaster management affairs minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, organizing secretaries Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury and BM Mozammel Haque were also addressed in the rally.
In a separate rally was organized over the same issue in the city’s Rassel Square, AL advisory council member and commerce minister Tofail Ahmed said that BNP chief Khaleda Zia is being defeated one after another for her wrong decision in politics.
“She [Khaleda] made mistakes boycotting the last January 5 elections and later unleashing a three-month long violent programme and that’s she is being defeated one after another.  I hope she will take part in the next polls and will be defeated also like the recently held municipality polls,” he said.
Addressing the rally AL presidium member and Health minister Mohammad Nasim said the military backed government is now in power if the January 5 elections were not held.
He also said that Khaleda Zia should extend thanks to the AL president Sheikh Hasina holding the January 5 polls and keeping continue the democratic process in the country. – Staff Reporter

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