TUNGIPARA, Gopalganj, Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today offered wreaths at Bangabandhu shrine to mark the launching of polls campaign for her party.
The premier reached Tungipara by road at 2.10 pm and went straight to the
shrine of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman where she
first placed wreaths as the Prime Minister and then as the Awami League
After placing the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for
some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu.
Bangabandhu's youngest daughter Sheikh Rehana and other family members
including Sheikh Selim, central party leaders including disaster management
minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, several party candidates from
greater Faridpur accompanied the premier as she paid the tributes as the
Awami League chief.
Shekh Hasina and her entourage members offered prayers at the majar
premises seeking eternal peace for Bangabandhu, the assassinated members of
the family and for the wellbeing of the people and the country.
Accompanied by Sheikh Rehana, younger daughter of the Father of the
Nation, Sheikh Hasina joined a munajat there seeking eternal peace of the
departed soul of Bangabandhu and other martyrs of the August 15, 1975
Earlier, the premier left the capital for Tungipara from her official
Ganabhaban residence at 8:30 am.
The Awami League president is scheduled to address a public rally at
Sheikh Lutfar Rahman Government Degree College ground at Kotalipara in the
district in the afternoon.
On December 13, on her way back to Dhaka, she 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 on the outskirts of Dhaka.
AL Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman announced the programmes at a
press conference at the party president's Dhanmondi political office here on
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)