Vol. 5 Num 549 Mon. December 12, 2005  

Bombings aimed at foiling polls: Jalil

Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil yesterday reiterated his party's demand for resignation of the government for sheltering perpetrators of bomb attacks in the country.

A coalition partner in the ruling alliance is the mastermind behind the bombings and other acts of violence by JMB. Their design is to create a chaotic situation to that the next parliamentary election is not held, he said while addressing a council of Khagrachhari district Awami League yesterday.

Held at a community centre in the hill town, it was also addressed by AL leaders Bir Bahadur MP, Dipannker Talukder, Ataur Rahman and Kalparanjan Chakma. District AL President Jatindra Lal Tripura was in the chair. The council was held after 11 years.

Jalil said the evil forces defeated in 1971 have raised their ugly heads again under the protection of BNP. They are out to undo democracy and gains from the Liberation War.

He urged the people and opposition activists to resist the anti-liberation forces to strengthen democracy and protect people's interest.

At least 10 Awami League activists were injured when BNP men attacked their procession at Shapla Chattar in the town while they were going to attend the council, AL leaders claimed.