AL to show-cause MPs for backing rebels in UZ polls

Ekramul Haque Titu nominated for MCC polls

Anaet Shawon

6 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The ruling Awami League will issue show-cause notices to its lawmakers those who worked against party-nominated candidates in the recently held upazila elections.

The decision was taken at a meeting of AL Central Working Committee (ALCWC) with its president and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Friday evening.

The notices will be served after getting the full-fledged reports being prepared by the party’s joint general secretaries and organising secretaries, sources said.

 “Aspirants may make mistakes by contesting the polls as a big political party (BNP) boycotted the election. But MPs and leaders cannot violate the party discipline by participating in the polls campaign against party candidates,” an AL top leader, who attended the meeting, told the daily sun on condition of anonymity.

The party also hinted for rejuvenating its activities from top to bottom as the national election has concluded, sources said.

AL has decided to hold its all grassroots-level councils before its central council for strengthening the party’s lower tier.

In this regard, the party has directed its designated leaders to prepare a full-fledged list of the status of the grassroots-level units and their council and committees.

The meeting also gave seven days time as the party doesn’t have any updated information on the state of its grassroots, sources said.

Earlier, to this effect, AL has formed eight divisional committees led by presidium members. AL advisers, joint general secretaries and organising secretaries have been inducted into the committees.

“If necessary, members will be included in these committees to make it successful,” another AL leader said.

The committee will start visiting grassroots units of the party at the end of this month, sources said.

Meanwhile, ALCWC also nominated Mymensingh city AL vice-president and former mayor Ekramul Haque Titu as the party candidate for Mymensingh City Corporation election to be held on May 5.

The ruling party also discussed some upcoming programmes, including Mujibnagar Day on April 17 and Sheikh Hasina’s Homecoming Day on May 17.