Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Saturday directed Awami League grassroots leaders and activists to resolve their internal conflicts as the next general election will be very tough for the party.
"Still, there're conflicts in our party in some places... these conflicts will have to be resolved. You'll have to keep in mind that the next election will be very tough," she said.
The PM said it while addressing a party meeting at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB.
Awami League arranged the special extended meeting (Phase-III) with the participation of union-level AL presidents and general secretaries, and union parishad chairmen from Rangpur, Khulna, Dhaka and Mymensingh divisions.
Hasina, presiding over the meeting, asked the party men to take preparation for the next national election and work in a united way in favour of the AL candidates.
"You'll have to work together for those whoever will get the boat symbol so that it doesn't suffer defeat in the election," she said.
Hasina asked the grassroots leaders to publicise the development works done by the government and strengthen the party in their respective areas.
She also said the AL-led alliance will have to be protected in the polls, "We've formed the alliance. The alliance must be upheld."
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader delivered the welcome speech, while AL Office Secretary Dr Abdus Sobhan Golap read out obituary references at the meeting.
Members of the AL Presidium and AL Central Working Committee and AL Advisory Council, ward-level Awami League presidents and general secretaries as well as ward councillors of the city corporations in the four divisions also attended the meeting.