Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has asked to withdraw the hartal called for Companyganj upazila tomorrow.
"Sir [Obaidul Quader] has asked to withdraw the hartal," Abu Naser, deputy chief principal officer at Road Transport and Bridges Ministry told The Daily Star, without giving details.
Nagorik Samaj, a platform of civil society members, has called an eight-hour hartal in Companyganj upazila of Noakhali from 6:00am tomorrow in protest against remarks made on Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader's family.
The platform also demanded the cancellation of the district AL committee and expulsion of Ekramul Karim Chowdhury, Awami League lawmaker from Noakhali-4, reports our local correspondent.
Obaidul Quader's younger brother Abdul Quader Mirza, also the mayor-elect of Basurhat municipality, made the announcement at Bashurhat Bangabandhu Chattar in Companyganj this morning.
The upazila unit of Awami League expressed its solidarity with the hartal, said Khijir Hayat Khan, president of Companyganj upazila unit of AL.