Rajshahi city Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, centre, introduces six Awami League nominees for constituencies in the district at a meeting of grassroots AL leaders yesterday as nomination deprived party leaders continue agitation. Photo: STAR
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton, who himself opposed party decision during the last RCC polls, yesterday said the protesters against the Awami League nominations for six seats in Rajshahi district will lose their right to do AL politics.“Sheikh Hasina's [AL chief] decision for nomination is the final. Those who are protesting should stop it immediately or they will have no right to do Awami League politics in future,” he said at the party's special workers' meeting at Rajshahi Zila Parishad auditorium.Rajshahi AL General Secretary Omar Faruk Chowdhury, also AL nominee for Rajshahi-1 constituency, chaired the meeting.A large AL faction led by district AL President Tajul Islam M Faruk is holding protest meetings demanding AL nominations to senior politicians.They criticised AL nominations to three industrialists who are newcomers to the party.At the meeting, Liton called upon all to unite for ensuring victory in upcoming election as well as to fight against the undemocratic, communal and militant forces and establish pro-liberation ideologies.All six AL nominees from the seats under district Omar Faruk Chowdhury, Prof Abdul Khaleque, Meraj Uddin Mollah, Enamul Haque, Kazi Abdul Wadud Dara and Shahriar Alam were present at the meeting.Khairuzzaman Liton himself went against the AL decision before August 4 RCC election when the party gave the AL-led combine ticket for Workers Party leader Fazle Hosain Badsha in the mayoral poll.Following Liton's role under the banner of Rajshahi Nagorik Committee, Badsha had to withdraw from the RCC mayoral race. Liton later won the election.