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AL needs to work together with 14-party, say partners

Abu Jakir, Dhaka
AL needs to work together with 14-party, say partners

Leaders of the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance have observed that the ruling party should go forward together with its alliance partners and remain united, as the fight against militancy and communalism has not yet ended. They said it is an "ideological" alliance.

It should work unitedly to fight against communal forces. They also think that this is not the time to cut off relations with alliance partners.

They came up with the statements when this correspondent drew their attention to AL general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comments on the 14-party alliance. Earlier yesterday, talking to the media, Obaidul Quader said that the AL did not forge an alliance with the 14 parties by promising to make them ministers.

“The 14 parties are our ideological friends. They are our friends of bad times. They were with us in the past, but I can’t tell whether they will be with us in future,” he said while talking to reporters after paying tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi-32 in the city.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, claimed that there was no dispute among the AL and its alliance partners over forming of the new Cabinet sans lawmakers from the alliance partners. On Monday, AL president Sheikh Hasina formed the new government for the third consecutive term as she took oath as the Prime Minister leading a 47-member council of ministers.

Speaking to The Independent, Fazle Hossain Badsha, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Bangladesh, said the AL-led 14-party alliance has been fighting together against the BNP-Jamaat communal forces since 2008.

“Since then, other alliance partners have been playing an important role in bringing the AL to power. But it should not be wise to think that the necessity of the 14-party alliance is over. We should work unitedly to take the country forward and fight communal forces,” he said.

Badsha, a key alliance leader, said other alliance partners were with the AL in the movement against the BNP-Jamaat government in the past and helped the AL to secure victory during the December 30 general election and also the January 5 polls. “So, I think leaders of other alliance partners should be kept in the government,” he said. When contacted, Shirin Akhter, general secretary of the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Inu), a key ally of the AL, said the 14-party alliance is a non-communal, democratic and progressive alliance. This type of alliance should survive as long as the country’s communal forces are not root ed out.

She said the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal has been with the AL since 2001 when the pro-Liberation forces were harassed and suppressed by the BNP-Jamaat government. “So, we should remain united for the sake of the country’s development process,” she added.

About formation of the new Cabinet without leaders of alliance partners, the left party leader said: “I think the issue is political. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian should reconsider the matter and we have absolute faith and trust in her.” Gono Azadi League's general secretary SK Sikder said the AL-led 14-party alliance was united and will be united in future in a bid to build up a non-communal and democratic Bangladesh.

He, however, did not make any comment over other alliance partners going unrepresented in the cabinet sworn in on Monday. Seeking anonymity, a key alliance leader expressed dissatisfaction over the new Cabinet, saying that everybody had expected representation of alliance partners in the Cabinet.

The issue of Cabinet formation was not even discussed at meetings of the AL-led alliance, he added. The 14-party alliance spokesperson, Mohammad Nasim, said leaders of other alliance partners must be inducted into the Cabinet the next time, as their leaders and workers had played an important role in the movement against the BNP-Jamaat government in the past.

“This time, it has not been possible to induct all 14-party members in the new Cabinet. But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina must induct them when she expands the cabinet,” he added. Nasim was talking to reporters in the city yesterday.

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