Sheikh Hasina does politics for distressed, hard-working people: Hasan

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday said the politics of Awami League is for common people as its (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is doing politics for poor, distressed and hard-working people.

“Smiles have been appeared on the faces of poor and hard-working people for Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina . . . She is doing politics for mass people,” he said, addressing a discussion held at AL Office in city’s Bangabandhu Avenue.

Bangladesh Awami League Hawkers League organised the discussion, marking the 75th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Hasan said the Premier has taken a number of initiatives for striven people, hawkers, labours and farmers after taking charges. “We think that the hard-working people are the lifeline of Awami League. The commoners keep Awami League alive … the party has turned into the biggest party of the country,” he added.

The party (AL) now has turned into a party of mass people, said Hasan, also AL joint general secretary.

The minister said people who do politics sitting in drawing rooms are not lifeline of AL. The activists of root-level are the lifeline of the party since the Prime Minister is doing politics for mass people, including hawkers, labours and farmers, he added.

He said, “I would like to see a new committee of Awami League Hawkers’ League through a conference. And then, they will form sub-committees all over the country.”

The minister said it is not appropriate to evict the hawkers without taking alternative measures. There is a directive of the Premier to take alternative step for hawkers, he added.