Due to the Kavid-19 epidemic, the work of the teams in charge of overseeing the organizational activities of the Awami League in eight divisions of the country has come to a standstill. In this gap, the quarrels in the Trinamool Awami League including districts, metropolises and upazilas are getting out of control. In such a situation, the party president Sheikh Hasina has instructed to organize the party by pulling the reins of internal quarrels. He directed the central leaders in charge of various departments to be active.
Sheikh Hasina gave such instructions at a meeting of the parliamentary board of the Awami League on Saturday morning. Multiple sources in the party have confirmed the matter to Kaler Kantha.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting of the Awami League’s Parliamentary Nomination Board held at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganobhaban. Members of the party’s advisory council Amir Hossain Amu and Tofail Ahmed, general secretary Obaidul Quader, presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Kazi Zafar Ullah, Dr. Abdur Razzak and Muhammad Farooq Khan.
According to several sources in the meeting, the meeting was held to finalize the Awami League’s candidate in the by-elections of the three seats of the National Assembly, but various organizational issues were discussed there. Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the party, initiated the discussion. The Awami League also discussed the issue of quarrels in different upazilas and cities.
In view of this, Awami League President Sheikh Hasina said that the work of the divisional teams of the Center has come to a standstill due to Kavid. Now start it vigorously again. When the departmental teams work on these organizational issues, the team work becomes easier. They don’t have to see everything then. When the departmental teams start working, they will be able to see many things. It will be easier to make a decision in the light of their advice.
According to sources, the meeting discussed the confrontation between the two parties over the Faridpur city Awami League committee. Several days ago, the president and general secretary of the city Awami League were released from the party on charges of corruption, irregularities and extortion. Since then, Faridpur city Awami League has been headed by acting president and general secretary. Recently, the two warring factions of Faridpur Awami League have submitted a separate committee of the city Awami League for approval, said a leader present at the meeting. The meeting discussed that the central directive was not followed in the formation of the committee. In case of dissolving a committee and forming a new committee, central instructions have to be taken in advance. But the present leadership of Faridpur district Awami League has dissolved the committee and proposed a new one. More than one leader agreed at the meeting that they could not do it.
According to sources, the Awami League president said that neither of the two committees submitted by the Faridpur city Awami League would be approved at the meeting. He instructed that either a new committee should be formed by holding a quick conference with the incumbent leaders of the present committee, or a convening committee should be formed by dissolving the existing committee. That convening committee will organize the conference. Leaders and activists of both the parties should be included in this committee. However, anyone who is controversial, has allegations of extortion and corruption cannot be included in the committee.
When asked, a member of the presidium of the Awami League told Kaler Kantha on condition of anonymity that the recent quarrel in the grassroots organization has intensified. These have become difficult to control as they have been in power for three consecutive terms. As a result, the Awami League president has instructed the leaders in charge of the department to be active quickly.
Incidentally, the Awami League has eight organizational teams in eight divisions of the country with members of the party’s presidium, members of the editorial board and executive members to oversee the organizational matters.