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CPB, SPB blame AL for creating political crisis

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Leaders of several organisations on Wednesday place wreaths at the memorial of Matiur and Kader who were shot dead by police in 1973 during a Vietnam solidarity procession. — New Age photoLeaders of several organisations on Wednesday place wreaths at the memorial of Matiur and Kader who were shot dead by police in 1973 during a Vietnam solidarity procession. — New Age photo

Left leaders at a protest rally in the capital on Wednesday alleged that ruling Awami League created the current political crisis in the country with its move to hold a unilateral national election.
The main opposition BNP-led alliance had also created anarchy in the name of movement to stop the election, they said.
Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh organised the rally in front of National Press Club protesting police attack on the rally of Bangladesh Chattra Union and to mark anti-imperialist solidarity day.
On this day in 1973, police opened fire on a procession, organised by Bangladesh Chhatra Union protesting against US attacks on Vietnam, in front of the then United States Information Service library opposite the National Press Club where two student leaders Matiur and Mirza  Kader were killed.
The SPB general secretary Khalequzzaman, who chaired the rally, said the country was facing the current political crisis caused by the ruling party’s move to hold a ‘unilateral’ national election scheduled on January 5.
The opposition BNP-led alliance also created anarchy in the name of movement to resist the election, Khalequzzaman said.
The ruling Awami League would win if the scheduled election is held on the day and the BNP-led alliance would win if they could resist it, the left leader said.
The CPB adviser Manzurul Ahsan Khan said Awami League was leading the country on the path to destruction in the name of holding the ‘unilateral’ election.
He criticised the ruling parties for following the prescriptions of the imperialist American government and allowing them to interfere in the internal politics of Bangladesh.
The left leader called on people to be united under the umbrella of the left political parties to continue movements against imperialism.
The CPB leader Ahsan Habib Lablu and SPB leader Bazlur Rashid Firoz also spoke at the rally.
The rally was followed by a protest march that paraded different city streets.
Earlier the leaders and activist of the CPB and SPB placed wreaths at the monument of the two leaders in front of the Press Club.

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