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PM pays homage to Moinuddin Khan Badal

Leaders of the 14-Party Alliance, JSD, Workers Party also placed wreaths on the coffin of Badal

Update : 09 Nov 2019, 12:00 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tributes to valiant freedom fighter and parliament member Moinuddin Khan Badal by placing wreaths on his coffin.

The prime minister placed wreaths on Badal's coffin at South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in Dhaka on Saturday morning.

After placing a wreath, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Badal, a lawmaker of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), reports BSS.

Flanked by senior leaders and parliament members of the party, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, laid another wreath on the coffin on behalf of the party.

On behalf of President M Abdul Hamid, his military secretary placed a wreath on the coffin of Moinuddin Khan Badal.

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazle Rabbi Miah also paid homage to Badal by laying wreaths, while a wreath was placed on behalf of leader of the opposition in Parliament Begum Raushan Ershad.

Leaders of the 14-Party Alliance, JSD, Workers Party also placed wreaths on the coffin of Badal.

Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza of Badal was held at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

A huge number of people including ministers, chief whip, whips, lawmakers, senior leaders of different political parties, and officials and employees of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban attended the janaza.

A smartly turned out contingent of police gave the state salute, while bugle played the last post on the occasion.

Later, a munajat seeking eternal peace of the departed soul was offered. The Pesh Imam of the Jatiya Sangsad Mosque conducted the munajat.

Moinuddin Khan Badal, the executive president of a faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), passed away while undergoing treatment at Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences at Bengaluru, India on Thursday morning at the age of 67.

He was involved with Chhatra League during his student life. He took active participation in the Liberation War in 1971, and played a key role in resisting the offloading of firearms at Chittagong port during the Liberation War.

He also played an important part in forming Awami League-led 14-party alliance.

A three-time elected MP from Chittagong 8 (Chandgaon-Boalkhali) constituency, Badal was a member of the standing committee on Liberation War Affairs in the 11th parliament.

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