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PM: No sympathy for those involved in graft, terrorism

  • Published at 10:59 am November 23rd, 2019
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina
File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the inauguration of the 7th National Congress of Bangladesh Jubo League on Saturday, November 23, 2019 Focus Bangla

Jubo League's 7th national congress inaugurated

Calling upon the youths, particularly the Jubo League leaders and activists, to follow the ideals of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that the ongoing drives against terrorism, corruption and drugs would be continued.

“We have been working hard round-the-clock for the welfare of the people. If anyone is found involved with terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption, he or she will not be spared. I will show no sympathy for them,” she said on Saturday, reports BSS.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 7th National Congress of Bangladesh Jubo League | Focus BanglaThe premier made the statement while inaugurating the 7th national congress of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League at the historic Suhrawardi Udyan in Dhaka.

As many as 28,000 councillors from 77 organizing districts across the country are taking part in the triennial national congress of the Jubo League.

They will elect their new leaders at council session at Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) auditorium in Dhaka in the afternoon.

Photo of a portion Jubo League activists attending the 7th National Congress of the youth wing of the ruling Awami League at Suhrawardy Uddan in Dhaka on Saturday, November 23, 2019 | Focus BanglaShaheed Sheikh Fozlul Haque Moni had formed the youth organization Bangladesh Awami Jubo League on November 11 in 1972 at the directive of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The congress comes at a time when several ace Jubo League leaders have been expelled or arrested for their involvement in various criminal activities.

A number of Jubo League leaders, including expelled Dhaka South unit Jubo League president Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat, expelled organizing secretary of the same unit, Khalid Mahmud, self-proclaimed member and businessman GK Shamim, and Jubo League Dhaka North unit Joint Secretary General Tarequzzaman Rajib, have already been arrested for reported links to illegal casinos since a crackdown began on September 18.

On October 20, the then Jubo League chairman Omar Faruk Chowdhury was relieved from his duties.