Left parties want food, cash aid for poor

Staff Correspondent  | Published: 00:28, Apr 30,2021


Leaders of Left Democratic Alliance and Workers Party of Bangladesh on Thursday at separate rallies in front of the National Press Club called on the government to give sufficient food and cash aid to the poor people during restrictions.

Workers Party, a partner of Awami League-led alliance called on the government to ensure the continuation of Covid vaccination during the restrictions.

WP Dhaka city unit organised the rally where the party president Rashed Khan Menon gave a speech through videocon-ferencing.

He said that the regular vaccination programme became uncertain for its wrong vaccine collection policy.

The government depended on only India, but the neighbouring country breaching agreement has stopped vaccine supply to Bangladesh as the country faces critical corona situation, Menon said.

He also called on the government to give sufficient food and cash aid to the poor people during restrictions to reduce their sufferings.

Chaired by WP Dhaka city union president Abul Hossain, the rally was addressed, among others, by its general secretary Kishore Roy, city leaders Mohammad Touhid and Rafiqul Islam Sujan.

In LDA’s programme, its coordinator and Socialist Party of Bangladesh central leader Bazlur Rashid Firoz called on the government to ensure free Covid treatments and the continuation of vaccination programme for all.

He also demanded one month’s food and cash Tk 5,000 for the families of the poor people during restrictions.

Revolutionary Worker Party general secretary Saiful Huq, Communist Party of Bangladesh presidium member Abdullah Kafee Ratan, SPB (Marxist) central leader Manas Nandi, United Communist League central leader Nazrul Islam, Ganosamhati Andolan central leader Bachchu Bhuiyan, Samajtantrik Andolan leader Hamidul Haque and Democratic Revolutionary Party leader Shahidul Islam Sabuj, SPB leader Khalequzzaman Lipon spoke at the rally.

The rally was followed by a protest procession that paraded different city roads.

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