Sheikh Hasina launches polls campaign offering wreaths at Bangabandhu shrine

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)