The ruling Awami League is now determined to resolve its intra-party feuds at the grassroots and hold councils of expired dated committees of different units across the country.
For these purposes, leaders of the central committees are about to start field trips divided into eight groups under the leadership of eight central leaders, who are also in-charge of eight divisions of the country.
These decisions were made at a meeting of the party’s secretariat bodies on Saturday. Chaired by party’s general secretary Obaidul Quader, the meeting was held at Awami League’s central office at Bangabandhu Avenue.
According to party sources, the secretariat meeting of the Awami League was held to prepare for the implementation of the directives of party president Sheikh Hasina, who is also the Prime Minister.
The Awami League earlier on September 9 held its central committee meeting with Awami League president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
At the meeting, Sheik Hasina issued several directives to her party men, including the preparations for the next parliament election, completion of councils of different units and resolving of intra-party feuds.
The sources also said the meeting held Saturday discussed how to make the Awami League more popular and strengthen its organisational activities.
The meeting sources said, the central leaders are going on field visits to prepare for the next National Parliament elections as per the directives of Sheikh Hasina, holding of councils of around 400 units, including 43 organisational units, resolving intra-party feuds, identifying the intruders in the party and selection of the leaders who are dedicated, honest and sincere to their own tasks.
According to Awami League sources, committees of around 400 units of Awami League have already expired resulting in reluctance among the party’s leaders and workers at the field or grassroots level. For the same reason, intra-party feuds are brewing up. Many of the leaders and workers have become angry with their senior leaders.
Besides, to make the party men as well as the mass people aware of various propaganda and rumours against the party through various social media would be another important task for them.
Earlier last December, Awami League had formed eight committees for eight divisions. But, those committees could not work properly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation started to improve, the Awami League decided to resume its organisational activities.
At the meeting held Saturday, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said a new Election Commission (EC) will be formed as per the law.
The AL general secretary said the next national elections will be held in due time as per the Constitution, and a conference of the AL will also be organised in the specified time.
There is no instance of holding a council of Awami League (AL) before a specific time, he said. Quader said AL doesn't have a 'jumbo jet' central committee like BNP.
Party's Joint General Secretaries Mahbubul-Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni and AFM Bahauddin Nasim, Organizing Secretaries Ahmad Hossain, BM Mozammel Haque, SM Kamal Hossain and Shafiul Alam Nadel, Labour Affairs Secretary Habibur Rahman Siraj, Liberation War Affairs Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, Education and Human Resources Secretary Shamsun Nahar Chapa, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Abdus Sabur, Cultural Affairs Secretary Asim Kumar Ukil, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, Office Secretary Barrister Biplab Barua, Woman Affairs Secretary Meher Afroz Chumki, Forest and Environment Secretary Delwar Hossain, Deputy Office Secretary Sayem Khan and other members of the AL secretariat joined the meeting.