Sheikh Hasina flags off campaign from Gopalganj tomorrow

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DHAKA, Dec 11, 2018 (BSS) – Prime Minister and Awami League President
Sheikh Hasina will begin election campaign from Gopalganj tomorrow paying
tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Sheikh Hasina will leave the capital for Tungipara of Gopalganj by road
from her official Ganabhaban residence at 8am. She will begin her campaign by
placing a wreath at the mazar of Bangabandhu and offering fateha there at
12:30pm on the day, official source said.

The Awami League president will address a public rally at the Sheikh
Lutfar Rahman Government Degree College ground at Kotalipara in the district
at 2:30pm.

On December 13, on her way back to Dhaka, the AL president will join
rallies and election campaign at Faridpur’s Bhanga and Faridpur intersection,
Rajbari intersection, Paturia ferry ghat area, Manikganj bus stand, Rabeya
Medical College Hospital ground and Savar bus stand in Dhaka.

AL Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman announced the programmes at a
press conference at the party president’s Dhanmondi political office here
this afternoon.

AL Joint General Secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Organising Secretaries
Ahmed Hossain, AFM Bahauddin Nasim and BM Mozammel Haque were present at the
press conference.

About writ petitions for BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, Abdur Rahman
said, “Three writ petitions were lodged aimed at misleading the High Court to
create scopes for corrupt Begum Khaleda Zia to join the polls.”

He said as per the existing law, Khaleda could not join polls or politics.
About the eligibility or ineligibility is specially mentioned in article 66
of the Constitution, he added.

Rahman said it is matter of sorrow that BNP is spreading falsehood and
resorting to ill politics over the verdicts given on the writ petitions.

“Realizing its certain defeat in the upcoming parliamentary election, BNP
is now looking for excuses for leaving the polls by hatching different
conspiracies,” Rahman said.

The AL leader urged BNP to join their election campaign shunning the ill
politics.

Rahman said the people will give their verdict in the election slated for
December 30 through ballots against the BNP-Jamaat evil forces.

Earlier, Jahangir Kabir Nanak yesterday said election manifesto of Awami
League will be announced after the Victory Day on December 16.