AL unveils election manifesto focussing on youth

Kalerkantho Online   

18 December, 2018 10:44 AM

AL unveils election manifesto focussing on youth

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The ruling party, Awami League (AL), has unveiled its electoral manifesto for the 11th national election slated to be held on December 30.

AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared the manifesto in the city’s Sonargaon Hotel around 10:45am on Tuesday (today).

The AL President announced her election manifesto with a focus on inclusion of the youth in leadership, a day after its rival Jatiya Oikyafront alliance unveiled its manifesto.

According to the manifesto, she also pledged to continue efforts to strengthen the national parliament, rights commission, Anti-Corruption Commission, media, and the judiciary in the country.

Members of the cabinet, diplomats and prominent citizens attended the event in the capital.

Earlier, a sub-committee of the ruling AL, headed by its Presidium Member Dr Abdur Razzaque, finalized the election manifesto for the upcoming polls.

The electoral manifesto of BNP, on the other hand, would be announced at a press conference to be held at Lakeshore Hotel in capital’s Gulshan today, BNP media wing member Shayrul Kabir Khan confirmed the news yesterday.

Jatiya Oikyafront, a newly formed political alliance, however, has published its 14-point electoral manifesto for the 11th general election on Monday (yesterday).

The coalition, led by Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain and comprising BNP, was floated in October and has now become a major opposition in the country’s politics.

The alliance announced the manifesto—focusing on issues including education, health care, the judiciary, freedom of speech, and public security.

BNP, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya and Jukta Front have recently launched the new opposition alliance, ‘Jatiya Oikyafront’, ahead of the 11th national election without Bikalpadhara Bangladesh President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury.

Earlier, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has declared an 18-point electoral manifesto on ‘good governance and development of the nation.