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Hurricane lamp procession appears to have changed BNP’s electoral symbol: Hasan

30 July 2022, 9:46:34

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud today said BNP’s procession with hurricane lamps seems that whether the electoral symbol of the party has been changed to hurricane lamp.

“The countrymen remain in fear whether BNP’s hurricane lamps would turn into patrol bombs as they earlier hurled patrol bombs on innocent people,” he said, addressing the triennial conference of Awami League Jaldhaka upazila unit of the district.

The minister said the next general elections will be held in due time and “we want the elections to be held in a festive mood with the participation of all parties. We hope that BNP will take part in the polls.”

Hasan said the train of elections would not wait for anyone. The trains of 2014’s and 2018’s elections didn’t wait for anyone, he said, adding the train of 2024’s polls also would not wait for anyone.

In fact, he said, BNP is afraid of polls as they got only five seats in 2018’s elections. For this, they are afraid of elections and spreading confusion over the polls, said Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary.

The minister urged BNP to go to the masses instead of spreading confusion.

He said the win of Awami League in the next election is must as the party is well organised all over the country under the dynamic leadership of AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Steps are being taken against troublemakers inside the party, he added.

AL Nilphamari district unit president Dewan Kamal Ahmed inaugurated the conference with Jaldhaka upazila unit acting president Professor Golam Mostafa in the chair.

AL central organising secretary Shakhawat Hossain Shafiq, deputy publicity secretary Aminul Islam Amin, executive members Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia, Advocate Safura Begum and Abdul Awal and AL district unit general secretary Advocate Mamtazul Haque, among others, addressed the conference.

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