The dissidents of Workers Party of Bangladesh began a council session at Munshi Meherullah Maidan in the Jashore town on Friday with a call to the left-wing parties to unite against imperialist world order.
Narayan Basu, who was a volunteer at All India Peasants’ Conference at Panjia under Keshabpur upazila in Jashore in 1946, inaugurated the conference in the afternoon where Iqbal Kabir Jahid, former politburo member of Workers’ Party, gave the inaugural speech.
Chaired by Nurul Hasan, the inaugural session was attended, among others, by WP former general secretary Bimal Biswas, Manoj Saha, Communist Party of Bangladesh president Mujahidul Islam Selim, Biplabi Workers Party general secretary Saiful Haque, United Communist League of Bangladesh general secretary Mosharraf Hossain Nannu, United National Awami Party acting general secretary Harunar Rashid and Ganatantrik Biplabi party leader Liakat Ali.
Organisers in a written statement complained that the top leadership of WP indulged in political and economic corruption and for this reason they were trying to active the left-wing.
‘We do not want to be used for serving the purpose of the capitalist opportunists. We just want to be in a pro-people organisation,’ the statement said.
They also said that the 10th congress of WP had already lost its credibility by arranging it with illegal delegates.
The conference will end today. Delegates from several districts took part the council.
Eight central leaders of WP, including former general secretary Bimal Biswas, boycotted the four-day congress in Dhaka from October 2 to 5 on ideological ground and announced to hold separate conference in Jashore for November 29-30.
Bangladesh Workers’ Party, however, in a statement on Friday termed the Jashore council organisers stubborn and claimed that the arrangement using the name of the party was illegal and offensive.
The party requests the country people not to be confused with any political activities using the identity of the party.
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