“Awami League is stronger than ever before”: Sayed Ashraf
Thereport24.com Correspondent, Dhaka:
Terming his party unbeatable, Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam said his party becomes stronger than ever before and none will be able to eliminate the party.
"We have seen many conspiracies against Awami League, but none was able to destroy it, none will be. Awami League is stronger than ever before. Sheikh Hasina will lead the party as long she is here among us," he said.
Syed Ashraf came up with the observations while addressing the 20th National Council of Awami League at Suhrawardy Udyan here. He presented the general secretary's report at the time.
"Awami League is not just a political party, it is an emotion, the emotion is related to its millions of leaders and activists, blood of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyrs of War of Liberation," he added.
"The amount of blood the activists of Awami League have shed, the sacrifices they made from Language Movement till today is incomparable. No party in the world has shed so much blood, made such sacrifices. When even a single activist of my party gets hurt, I feel the pain as I was born in Awami League family," Ashraf said in an emotion-chocked voice.
"I was general secretary of this party for two terms. I led the party following the advice of my leader Sheikh Hasina. There was no rift, no schism in the party. We all worked jointly for the party under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. Now our party is stronger than ever," he said, terming the ongoing national council as a historic one.
"We will take some groundbreaking initiatives and make planning to lead our party and develop our country in the future from this council. An evil force is trying to destabilize the country by spreading fear through extremists, militants. They are plotting to bring an unelected government to power and destroy democracy," Syed Ashraf said.
Earlier in the morning, Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the party's 20th triennial national council after the singing of national and party anthems. She hoisted the national flag and released colorful balloons and pigeons. Syed Ashraf at that time hoisted the party flag.
Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 22, 2016