The United Kingdom (UK) chapter of Bangladesh Awami League received Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she arrived there.
Leaders and activists of UK Awami League led by its president Sultan Mahmud Sharif and general secretary Sayed Sajidur Rahman Faruk received the Prime Minister with a bouquet at Claris Hotel in Central London.
Senior vice president Alhaj Jalal Uddin, UK AL advisory council chairman Alhaj Samsuddin Khan, vice presidents Prof Abul Hashem and Hormuz Ali, joint secretaries Naeem Uddin Riaz and Maruf Ahmed Chowdhury and organizing secretary Abdul Ahad Chowdhury, among others, were present.
Prior, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the British capital here on Thursday afternoon (local time).
The premier is now on an official tour to the United Kingdom and the United States to join the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
On the second day, on September 16, Secretary General of Commonwealth Patricia Scotland will pay a courtesy call on her at her place of residence.
Later, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK, Minister for South Asia, North Africa, the United Nations and the Commonwealth at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will also pay a courtesy call on her at her place of residence.
On September 19, she will attend the state funeral of the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.
In the evening, the Prime Minister is scheduled to depart London for New York by the Special Flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
She will be received by the Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States Muhammad Imran and the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN Muhammad Abdul Muhith when she will reach JFK International Airport.
On September 20, Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend a reception meeting hosted by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and join the inaugural ceremony of the 77th session of UNGA. She will have bilateral meetings with Filippo Grandi of UNHCR and Slovenian President Borut Pahor. She will also join the UNGA Platform of Women Leaders.
At the end of the day, she will attend the reception of US President Joe Biden.
On September 23, the Prime Minister will deliver her address at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly.
Mashrafe again Nominated for Narail-2 Constituency
The ruling Awami League has selected former Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as its candidate for the upcoming 12th national parliamentary election from the Narail-2 constituency. This decision was announced by Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader during a press briefing on Sunday.
Despite competition from 23 other leaders vying for the Awami League’s nomination in the Narail-2 constituency, the party opted to retain the incumbent MP, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, for the upcoming election.
Shakib Nominated for Magura-1 Constituency
The Awami League has selected cricketer Shakib Al Hasan as their candidate for the Magura-1 constituency in the upcoming 12th parliamentary election. This marks Shakib’s debut in parliamentary elections, and he is renowned as the world’s best all-rounder in ODIs.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader unveiled the party’s 300 parliamentary seat nominees at the central office on Bangabandhu Avenue. Shakib Al Hasan had previously obtained three nomination forms to contest in the 12th parliamentary election, covering Magura-1, Magura-2, and Dhaka-10, with his relatives collecting the forms from the AL central office.
PM cautions against election disruption by BNP, Jamaat, emphasizing potential consequences
On Thursday, November 23, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized once again that both the BNP and Jamaat are attempting to disrupt the parliamentary elections set for January 7.
She issued a warning, stating that undesirable consequences would follow any attempts to sabotage the election, emphasizing the strength of her party lying in the people.
In her introductory speech at the Awami League’s Parliamentary Nomination Board meeting in Dhaka’s Tejgaon district office, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of the ruling Awami League, aimed to finalize the party’s candidates for the upcoming 12th parliamentary elections.
The meeting, which commenced at 10 am at the Dhaka district AL unit office in Tejgaon, focused on selecting candidates for Rajshahi, Khulna, and Rangpur divisions who aspire to represent the electoral symbol Boat in the upcoming national polls.
PM mentioned that the BNP-Jamaat alliance abstained from participating in the 2014 elections due to a lack of confidence in their potential success.
She also pointed out that despite attempts by BNP-Jamaat to criticize the 2018 elections, they failed to provide specific evidence of irregularities to substantiate their claims.
Expressing the Awami League’s commitment to democratic values, Sheikh Hasina asserted that political parties would be free to continue their activities in the country.
However, she recalled a lack of such freedom during BNP’s governance, noting that around 21,000 leaders and activists of the Awami League were killed across the country during that period.
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