Amu made coordinator of AL-led alliance

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:24, Jul 08,2020 | Updated: 01:16, Jul 09,2020


Awami League presidium member Amir Hossain Amu.

Ruling Awami League presidium member Amir Hossain Amu has been made the coordinator and spokesperson of the AL-led 14-party alliance.

 AL general secretary Obaidul Quader revealed the information through a virtual media briefing at his official residence in the capital on Wednesday.

He said that AL president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina decided it after having discussions with the alliance partners.

The post of 14-party spokesperson fell vacant following the death of AL presidium member Mohammed Nasim while its coordinator Sajeda Chowdhury remained inactive in politics as she was suffering from different old-age complications.

The AL-led 14-party alliance started its journey on November 25, 2004.

Workers Party of Bangladesh, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Bangladesh Jasad, Samyabadi Dal, Ganatantri Party, Communist Kendra, Gano Azadi League, Ganatantrik Mazdoor Party, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal-faction, Jatiya Party-JP, and Bangladesh Tarikat Federation are the members of the alliance.

On June 13, 2020, former health minister Mohammed Nasim died at a Dhaka hospital. He was 72.

Nasim was admitted to Bangladesh Specialised Hospital with COVID-19 on June 1. Later he suffered from a brain haemorrhage and he had a neurosurgery on June 5.

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