AL's organisational tour hits snags amid flood, dengue

Mahbub Hasan
Published : 04:00, Aug 07, 2019 | Updated : 04:00, Aug 07, 2019

FILE PHOTO/Mehedi HasanThe ruling Awami League has halted its organizational tour due to the ongoing floods, dengue outbreak and August being the month of mourning.
The party had started its countrywide tour in May to bring its grassroots leadership in order prior to its convention but had to halt it temporarily on the occasion of holy Ramadan followed by Eid-ul-Fitr. However, with almost two months gone since then, the activities are yet to resume.
Leaders said that its due to the floods as well as the dengue outbreak which has spread across the country.
Awami League started the tour on May 12 at Chuadanga. It was followed by the central committee leaders holding extended, activists and representatives meetings at a few districts in Khulna Division.
A representatives meeting was also held in Barishal before the activities were halted due to Ramadan.
FILE PHOTO/Syed Zakir HossainThe tour is yet to pick up on account of Aug 15 marking the assassination of Father of the Nation and AL founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The party refrains from any activity on the month of August except observe mourning.
However, AL Presidium member and Agricultural Minister Abdur Razzak said that the tour will resume in full-swing somewhere around September or October.
"The inconsistencies of the party are sorted out during the organisational tour and convention of the grassroots level is held," he said.
"The various programs helps rejuvenate the party and the activists. That's why we'll soon hold discussion about the tour," he added.
In April of this year, eight teams comprising of central AL leaders were formed to carry out the tour.
The party leaders reportedly want to be done with the convention before the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujuibur Rahman and celebrations for 50 years of Independence, the year next. Hence, they want the tour to resume as soon as possible.