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Quader: AL election manifesto by Dec 15

  • Published at 05:22 pm November 30th, 2018
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader addresses a press briefing at the party president’s Dhanmondi office in Dhaka on Thursday, November 29, 2018 Focus Bangla

He hopes the manifesto will earn the appreciation of the people

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that his party's election manifesto will be announced by December 15.

“The plan to transform villages into townships will get preference in the manifesto alongside incorporation of other various development programs,” he told reporters at the party president's Dhanmondi political office in Dhaka on Friday, reports UNB.

Focusing on various achievements of the government, he said: "Though BNP was in power for a long time, it could not execute any mega project. Instead, the country had fallen behind during BNP’s rule for the lack of farsightedness."

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, hoped that the Awami League manifesto would earn the appreciation of the people.

Some 50 new faces would be among the Awami League-nominated candidates who would gradually replace the old guards at all levels, he said.

"Awami League will not flee the country, no matter whether it remains in power or not... We will do politics for the people," he added.

The 11th general election is scheduled to be held on December 30.

Awami League has fielded a total of 281 candidates in 264 out of 300 constituencies across the country to contest the polls.

The party will share the rest of the seats with its allies.