Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies were in a cautious stand on Saturday in different places in the capital ‘to prevent any disorder’ centring BNP’s Dhaka divisional rally.
Since Saturday morning, leaders and workers of AL and associate bodies started gathering in front of AL’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office from different parts of the city with processions, according to BSS.
They chanted reverberated slogans of Awami League in the processions.
AL Presidium Members Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya Bir Bikram, Qamrul Islam and AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, AL Joint General Secretary and Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, and other leaders were present in front of the party’s central office.
Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya Bir Bikram told the media that said his party will remain on the streets until the BNP’s rally is over to protect the lives and property of the people.
“Thousands of AL and Chhatra League members are guarding every alley, street and intersection of Dhaka city to protect the lives and property of the people as per the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he said.
Hasan Mahmud said AL leaders and workers remain alert to extend cooperation to the government.
“As the ruling party, we have to extend cooperation to the government so none can create chaos in the country,” he said.
Hasan said: “Our leader Sheikh Hasina gave directives to us to remain vigilant to help the government maintain discipline. Following the order, we took a cautious stand at wards and neighbourhoods.”
Later, leaders and workers of AL and associate bodies marched on different streets in and around Bangabandhu Avenue.
Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and workers took strong positions on the Dhaka University campus.
Leaders and workers of AL and associate bodies also brought out processions in different city points.