Menon warns government over low price of agriculture produce

Amal Sen’s death anniversary observed

Our Correspondent . Jashore | Published: 01:09, Jan 18,2020


Worker Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon on Friday warned the government against unfair prices of agricultural produce.

If the farmers were denied fair prices of their products, the party together with the farmers would mobilise a tough movement, he said during a meeting in Jashore. 

Menon, also a member of parliament, was speaking at a special meeting commemorating the life and workers of the founding president of Workers Party of Bangladesh Amal Sen on his 17th anniverary of death.

Amal Sen was a veteran leader of Tebhaga movement and of anti-colonial and British rule. He was also one of the leaders of Bangladesh liberation movement.    

Nazrul Islam, central leader of the party presided over the meeting which was attended among others by the party’s general secretary Fazle Hossain Badsha, politburo members Anisur Rahman Mallik, Shushanta Das, Mostafa Lutfullah, Anup Kumar Pintu and other local leaders.

A two-day Amal Fair began at the playgrounds of Bankri Government Primary School and Bankri High School at Bagharpara upazila in Jashore on Friday.

Workers party of Bangladesh and Workers Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) observed the death anniversary of the former leader separately.

Workers Party of Bangladesh president Rashed Khan Menon, and Workers Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) president Nurul Hasan and general secretary Iqbal Kabir Jahid placed wreaths at memorial of Amal Sen.

Amal Sen was born in a zaminder family at Afra village under Narail district on 19th July1913. 

Zaminder Jitendranath Sen was his father. He took part in movements against the British rule while he was a student of Class IX and enrolled his name in Communist Party in 1933 and staged demonstrations against zaminders.

He organised farmers against his father at that time and also took part in Tebhaga Movement in 1946.

He founded Leninist Communist Party in 1972 which was later became Workers Party of Bangladesh. He died at Dhaka Community Hospital at 2:25pm on January 17, 2003 aged 89.

Elaborated programmes were taken at Bankri in Jashore marking the death anniversary.

Want stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up to exclusive daily email