AL, allies to beef up activities
The Awami League-led 14-party alliance will strengthen its activities at all levels to face the main opposition's protest programmes.
The alliance leaders made the decision at a meeting yesterday at AL President Sheikh Hasina's political office at Dhanmondi in the capital.
They urged the government to take measures to improve law and order and control price hike of essentials.
The coalition will send letters with instructions to the general secretaries of all its components.
"The central leaders of the 14-party coalition will sit last Saturday of every month," AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam told journalists after the meeting chaired by alliance coordinator and acting AL president Sajeda Chowdhury.
He said Sheikh Hasina would hold a meeting with alliance leaders upon her return from abroad to fix the date for grand rallies at divisional headquarters to drum up public support for the government move to try war criminals.
Ashraful said the alliance believes that BNP has called the November 30 hartal to protect the interests of Khaleda Zia, not that of people.
He said the alliance would not take to the streets to face the opposition. The law enforcement agencies would take necessary action if anyone tries to hamper law and order.
The coalition sat for the fourth time yesterday since the AL-led alliance assumed power. The last meeting was held on June 1.