Left Democratic Alliance, the combine of the nine left-leaning political parties, on Saturday reissued its demand for an all-party meeting to pave the way for united efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Workers Party of Bangladesh, a partner of Awami League-led alliance, also reissued its demand for national unity for the same purpose in a video conference on the day. The party also demanded an all-party meeting in a press statement on Friday.
The coordinator of the alliance—whose partners include Communist Party of Bangladesh, Socialist Party of Bangladesh, Ganosamhati Andolan, among others—issued its demand in a memorandum sent to prime minister Sheikh Hasina Hasina through email.
The Workers Party politburo said in its conference that the national unity of all political parties and sociocultural organisations always saved the people during any national calamities in the past, and again the country needed the unity for its survival from the viral pandemic.
Chaired by the party president Rashed Khan Menon, the conference was also attended by general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha, politburo members Anisur Rahman Mallick, Mahmudul Hasan Manik, Sushanta Das, Hazera Sultana, and others.
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