Awami League to hold its national council on December 24
Awami League has decided to hold its 22nd national council on December 24 at Suhrawardy Udyan in the city.
The decision was taken at the ruling party’s central executive committee meeting at Ganabhaban on Friday. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting, according to BSS.
After the meeting, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader informed journalists saying the council will be held in a single day this time.
He said that the inaugural session will be held in the morning, while the council session in the afternoon to be followed by a colourful cultural function in the evening. Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will deliver the welcome address in the inaugural session.
Quader said the party president gave directives to hold the council in a simple ceremony to maintain austerity in view of the global crisis.
In the introductory speech, Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina said BNP can wage movements as her party believes in democracy.
"But, the BNP men who are involved in killing and terrorism, including arson attacks and militancy, would have to face the music. They will not be spared," she said.
The prime minister said people voted AL to power time and again as they have faith in her party and hoped that they will vote for it this time too.
"But, the people will not vote for the BNP men who are involved in terrorism, killings, arson attacks, the plundering of the public wealth, bombs and grenade attacks and money laundering, " she added.
The AL chief asked her party leaders and workers to arrange the 22nd council of the party in an ordinary manner to save money due to the current global crisis.
She asked to form a council preparatory committee.