The Awami League has accused the Opposition of 'betraying' the people claiming that it has launched the agitation even after 'assurances' to join the polls. Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif flayed the Opposition for calling the countrywide 48-hour blockade, rejecting the poll schedule.
The ruling Awami League has welcomed the just announced election schedule and hoped that Opposition BNP will join the polls. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad in a televised address to the nation on Monday fixed January 5 as the poll date.
The contractual appointment of Mahbubul Alam Hanif, special assistant to the prime minister, has been cancelled upon the 'desire' of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ministry of Public Administration issued an order to this regard on Sunday.
Awami League is respectful to the verdict of the special tribunal that sentenced former BNP minister Abdul Alim to imprisonment till death for committing wartime offences, a top leader of the ruling party said Wednesday.