Sheikh Hasina flags off campaign from Gopalganj today

DHAKA, Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina begins election campaign from Gopalganj today paying tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sheikh Hasina left the capital for Tungipara of Gopalganj by road

from her official Ganabhaban residence at about 8.30 am. She will begin her campaign by

placing a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu and offering fateha there at

12:30pm on the day.

The Awami League president will address a public rally at the Sheikh

Lutfar Rahman Government Degree College ground at Kotalipara in the district

in the afternoon.

On December 13, on her way back to Dhaka, the AL president will join

rallies and election campaign at Faridpur's Bhanga and Faridpur intersection,

Rajbari intersection, Paturia ferry ghat area, Manikganj bus stand, Rabeya

Medical College Hospital ground and Savar bus stand in Dhaka.

AL Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman announced the programmes at a

press conference at the party president's Dhanmondi political office here on Tuesday.

AL Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organising Secretaries

Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel Haque were present at the

press conference.

About writ petitions for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, Abdur Rahman

said, Three writ petitions were lodged aimed at misleading the High Court to

create scopes for corrupt Begum Khaleda Zia to join the polls.

He said as per the existing law, Khaleda could not join polls or politics.

About the eligibility or ineligibility is specially mentioned in article 66

of the Constitution, he added.

Rahman said it is matter of sorrow that BNP is spreading falsehood and

resorting to ill politics over the verdicts given on the writ petitions.

Realizing its certain defeat in the upcoming parliamentary election, BNP

is now looking for excuses for leaving the polls by hatching different

conspiracies, Rahman said.

The AL leader urged BNP to join their election campaign shunning the ill

politics.

Rahman said the people will give their verdict in the election slated for

December 30 through ballots against the BNPJamaat evil forces.

Earlier, Jahangir Kabir Nanak said election manifesto of Awami

League will be announced after the Victory Day on December 16.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)