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'Victory Day for Democracy' celebrated in Khulna

KHULNA, Jan 5, 2017 (BSS) -The ruling city unit Awami League (AL) and its front organizations today celebrated 'Victory Day for Democracy' through various programmes in the city.

Hundreds of leaders and activists of AL and its front organizations gathered at city's Shaheed Minar premises and brought out a procession marking the third anniversary of January-5 general election (Victory Day for Democracy) held in 2014.

Organizing secretary of Awami League Abu Sayeed Al Mahmud Swapon led the rally at Royal Square premises and addressed as the chief guest.

To observe the day, a discussion meeting was held here while city unit AL general secretary and coordinator of 14 party alliances Mizanur Rahman Mizan was in the chair.

Central member of AL working committee Begum Monnuzan Sufian, MP, State Minister for fisheries and live stock Naryan Chandra Chanda, MP, advocate Sheikh Nurul Haque, MP, Panchanan Biswas, MP, S M Mostofa Rashidi Suja, MP, and Chairman of Zila Parisad Sheikh Harun-ur-Rashid, among others, addressed the function.

Speakers said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina protected the country's democracy by holding the polls of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) on January 5 in 2014.

They also called upon BNP to come to the path of democracy, participate in the next general election, and discard all political ties with Jamaat-e-Islami.

The chief guest also blasted BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and her allies creating violence, vandalism, killing, anarchy and panic in their bid to install an unconstitutional government by thwarting the national polls.

Besides, BNP held a protest rally at K D Ghosh Road marking the day. The 10th parliamentary elections were held on January 5, 2014 while BNP-led 18-party alliance boycotts it.