Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday urged all to cast their votes for those who stand beside the people.
“The grassroots activists are the lifeline for the party. Awami League has turned into a party of mass people because of the root-level activists,” he said, addressing a civic meeting at Circuit House before joining an extended meeting of AL district unit in Gaibandha.
He said many leaders of Awami League were hesitant when Bangabandhu’s daughter, the then AL President and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was arrested in 2007. Many leaders talked in different tones and even many of them had decided to compromise, he added.
But, the minister said, the root-level activists were united and “our leader was released” because of their movement. For this, democracy has been re-established, he added.
About elections, Hasan said everyone would try to get nomination from Awami League in the next national polls. But, the Awami League does not need anyone except the dedicated leaders, he added.
The minister urged all to cast their votes for those who stand beside the common people.
He said the scenario of the country has changed in the last 13 years for the dynamic and farsighted leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The country would move ahead if the trend of development continues, he added.