The TBH Desk
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (27 November) said that permission for party leaders to run as independent candidates in the upcoming national election is a “strategic decision”.
“Awami League is moving forward, changing strategy as per the need of the hour. There is no bar to dummy candidates following the guideline of the party chief (Sheikh Hasina),” he said.
Obaidul Quader came up with the remarks after paying homage to Dr Shamsul Alam Khan Milon marking Shaheed Dr Milon Day on Dhaka University premises.
“Awami League doesn’t need companions, as people are its strength; BNP needs accomplices for their misdeeds,” said the AL general secretary.
People of the country have been eagerly waiting for the election along with party leaders and activists as election season has already started in the country, he said.
On 15 November, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal announced that the 12th parliamentary election of the country will be held on 7 January.