Awami League’s farmer affiliate, Bangladesh Krishok League has been a formidable political front for long
Preparations have been completed to hold the 10th national council of Bangladesh Krishak League on Wednesday.
Following a series of corruption scandals involving many Awami League top leaders, Bangladesh Krishak League supporters and activists are expecting a fresh start to mobilize people in support of the all-important political front.
After Bangladesh Krishak League’s council, Bangladesh Sramik League will hold its annual council event on November 9, Awami Swechhasebak League on November 16 and Jubo League’s congress on November 23.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President of Awami League will be present at the inaugural event of the council at Suhrawardy Uddyan. The second council will be held on Thursday at the Engineer’s Institute of Bangladesh in the capital.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formed the Krishak League on April 19, 1972, which aimed at developing agriculture and the state of farmers and peasants.
The last council of Bangladesh Krishak League was held on July 19, 2012.
Motaher Hosain Molla and Khandaker Shamsul Haque Reza were elected the president and general secretary of Krishak League in the last council.
However, the last committee made some controversial decisions after giving posts in the central committee apparently violating the party's constitution by taking money.
Allegations were made that lawyers, journalists, businessmen even job holders were given posts in the committee and the central leaders could not confirm the number of central committee leaders.
Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque said that the Krishak League was primarily formed for representing farmers and only the farmers should take up the leadership of the organization.
Motaher Hosain Molla told that they have completed all necessary preparations to hold the council and the Suhrawardy Udyan will be a place of celebration for the leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Krishak League.