At least 300 leaders and activists of the BNP joined the ruling Awami League in Khagrachhari yesterday.
Local Awami League lawmaker Kujendra Lal Tripura welcomed them with floral wreaths at a discussion in the afternoon at the Town Hall auditorium.
The event was organised to mark the 40th anniversary of death of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Around 200 BNP men led by district BNP member and Khagrachhari sadar union Chairman Amya Marma, 50 people led by district BNP member and Panchhari upazila Vice-Chairman Ratna Tanchangya and 50 others led by district Jubo Dal member Ershad joined the ruling party formally. They also vowed to work upholding the spirit of the party.
MP Kujendra asked them to work for the welfare of the society. “Awami League believes only in democracy, and it exercises democracy aiming at developing the country,” he added.
Khagrachhari Hill District Council Chairman Kongjori Chowdhury, District AL vice-presidents Rono Bikrom Tripura and Mokyaching Chowdhury, General Secretary Md Jahedul Alam, district unit Jubo League General Secretary Ismail Hossain and Chhatra League General Secretary Jahir Uddin Firon also addressed the programme.