Ashraf slams BNP chief for taking anti-democratic political strategy

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-20
Published : 20 Sep 2016, 23:43:34

Ashraf slams BNP chief for taking anti-democratic political strategy

AL to accord reception to Hasina Sept 26
Awami League (AL) will accord a reception to its President and Prime Minister (PM)  Sheikh Hasina on September 26 on her return home from the USA after attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), reports UNB.

The PM will be given the reception by standing on both sides of the streets between Shahjalal International Airport and Ganabhaban at 4:00 pm on the day for her successes, including highlighting the country's achievements through her important speech at the UNGA and holding a successful meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the extradition of Bangabandhu's fugitive killer Noor Chowdhury.

Awami League (AL) general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam announced the programme at a press briefing at the party president's Dhanmondi office.

Earlier, a meeting of the party secretaries was held at the same venue to discuss necessary preparations to make their reception programme a success.

As his attention was drawn to BNP's allegation that its leaders and activists are being harassed in the name of suppressing militants, the AL leader said, "It's the duty of all, not only Awami League's to eliminate militancy. Action can be taken if some militant elements belong to BNP. The militants won't be spared, no matter who they are."

He criticised BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for what he said taking an anti-democratic political strategy. "Plot, evil efforts and letting loose militants can't be the part of a democratic system. We hope she' ll return to the democratic system."
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