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PM: Will not abandon farmers, agriculture

  • Published at 02:39 pm November 6th, 2019
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Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the 10th national council of Bangladesh Krishak League held at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 PID

She said the government's main goal is to protect the rights of farmers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government  will not desert agriculture and farmers on its way to make Bangladesh a developed and industrialized nation.

"We will be developed, we will be [an] industrialized [nation] without abandoning our farmers and agriculture," she said at the 10th national council of Bangladesh Krishak League held at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan on Wednesday.

She said the main goal of the government is to protect the rights of the farmers. "Because, agriculture keeps us alive by providing food and nutrition," she said, reports UNB. 

In this connection, she said the government takes all its development programs giving highest importance to farmers. 

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, Sarbavartiyo Kishan Sova General Secretary Atul Kumar Anjan, Krishak League President Motaher Hosain Molla and Secretary Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza also spoke at the event.

Samir Chanda and Umme Kulsum elected as president and general secretary of Bangladesh Krishak League 

Samir Chanda and Umme Kulsum have been elected as president and general secretary of Bangladesh Krishak League respectively.

Awami League General Secretary Obaibul Quader made the announcement during the second session of Krishak League’s 10th national council at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) on Wednesday.

Abdur Rob Serniabat, the founding president of Krishak League was one of the martyrs of the August 15, 1975 carnage.

Newly appointed president of Bangladesh Krishak League Shamir Chanda and general secretary Umme Kulsum Smrity | Collected

A total of 13 leaders’ names were proposed as president candidate while 11 for general secretary.

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader monitored the second session of council at Engineers’ Institute of Bangladesh at Ramna.

He asked the councilors to pick two top leaders mutually among the aspirants. Later councilors picked the duo as president and general secretary for the next three years.

The last council of Bangladesh Krishak League was held on July 19, 2012 where Motaher Hosain Molla and Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza were elected president and general secretary, respectively.

Fazlur Rahman Raju contributed to the story