Politicians on Friday at a commemoration meeting of former Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said that implementation of his ideals would be the best way to show respect to him.
Syed Ashraf wanted to form a non-communal, democratic Bangladesh implementing the spirit of the Liberation War, they said.
Sammilita Sanskritik Jote, organised the commemoration meeting at Central Shaheed Minar, to pay homage to Syed Ashraf, also the public administration minster who died at a Bangkok hospital in Thailand on January 3, chaired by president of the organisation Gholam Quddus.
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal faction president, and also former information minister, Hasanul Haq Inu, said that we must follow the ideals of Syed Ashraf who wanted to establish a non-communal, democratic country.
Recalling the role of Syed Ashraf during the Liberation War in 1971, Inu said that he took training from him and fought against Pakistani occupying force.
The death of Ashraf had created a vacuum in the politics of Awami League, said former cultural minister Asaduzzaman Noor.
He was an honest and true politician who worked for Awami League at a time when the party was in crisis and ensured its survival, Noor, also an actor and cultural activist, said.
The organising secretary of Awami League and also state minster for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, the death of Ashraf proved that people loved him. The huge number of people attending his namaz-e-Janaza attested to this.
The discussion was followed by a cultural function where songs and recitations of poems were dedicated to the deceased.
Cultural activist Hasan Arif, also general secretary of the organisation, conducted the programme.
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