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Helena Jahangir loses Awami League post for 'Chakrijibi League' links

  • Published at 03:06 pm July 25th, 2021
Helena Jahangir
File photo of businessperson Helena Jahangir Collected

The decision was made public through a press release issued by ruling Awami League on Sunday morning

Businesswoman Helena Jahangir has lost membership of the Awami League's subcommittee on women's affairs for her "involvement with" the "Bangladesh Awami Chakrijibi League," a group with no official connection with the ruling party

A press release signed by MP Meher Afroz Chumki, the ruling party's women affairs secretary, was issued in this regard on Sunday.

Helena was removed from the position as her recent activities spread through social media breached organization policies, read the release. 

Helena's name recently surfaced on social media as the president of the Bangladesh Awami Chakrijibi League. 

A poster of Bangladesh Awami Chakrijibi League | Collected
She had urged all to become a member of the claimed ruling party-affiliated organization.

Members of the newly-formed wing said it had been seeking an official affiliation with Awami League for two to three years.

However, ruling party leaders have denied any connection with the organization.

Helena also is a director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries and chairperson of Joyjatra TV.