TIPU-AL-CONFCE (with picture)
AL not merely a party: Tipu
RANGPUR, Nov 10, 2019 (BSS) – Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, MP, has said Awami League (AL) is not merely a political party, but the name of a feeling and a sentiment of the people.
“It was a conspiracy to take the country behind by killing Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. But, Bangladesh is advancing under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to realise Bangabandhu’s dream of building a Sonar Bangla,” he said.
The Commerce Minister said this while addressing the tri-annual conference of Pirgachha upazila unit of AL held at Pirgachha Upazila Parishad Auditorium in the district on Sunday.
Tipu said the country had generated 23,000 megawatts of electricity on November 9 last exceeding the national demand.
“Our present demand of electricity is less than the produced quantity,” he said, adding that Bangladesh has already achieved self-sufficiency in potato production.
Potatoes are now being exported overseas. Bangladesh will export 10,000 metric tonnes of food grains abroad this year.
“The present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has set a target of attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. But, it would be possible to attain the SDGs two years earlier,” Tipu said.
President of Pirgachha upazila AL Abdul Hakim Sarder presided over the conference participated by delegates from across the upazila.
Former AL lawmaker Advocate Hosne Ara Lutfa Dalia, Acting President of district AL Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, and General Secretary Advocate Rezaul Karim Raju, among others, spoke.
The tri-annual conference elected Taslim Uddin and re-elected Abdullah Al Mahmud Milan as the new President and General Secretary of Pirgachha upazila AL.