AL won’t bring out procession carrying sticks any more, says Obaidul

Staff Correspondent

Communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Monday that the Awami League activists would not bring out processions carrying sticks any more.
He, however, said that Awami League would take ‘disciplinary action’ against its activists involved in Sunday’s attacks on pro-BNP lawyers on the Supreme Court premises.
‘We are looking into the incident. The party will take disciplinary against its activists responsible for excesses on the Supreme Court complex,’ Obaidul, also AL presidium member, told reporters at the secretariat.
AL activists would be carrying ‘boat’—the AL election symbol, not sticks in any processions, the minister added.
He said that the Awami League’s election rally would be held at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on January 2 with its president Sheikh Hasina as the key speaker ahead of the January 5 national polls, boycotted by the BNP-led 18 party opposition alliance.
On Sunday, many ruling party activists entered the SC complex with sticks without any police resistance and assaulted some opposition lawyers.
The Dhaka city Awami League’s acting general secretary Mofazzel Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Saturday instructed party activists to guard the entry points to the city carrying sticks and flags to foil opposition’s planned ‘March for Democracy’ towards Dhaka.

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