POST TIME: 21 October, 2015 00:00 00 AM
AL tri-annual confce held
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AL tri-annual confce held

The Tangail District Awami league on Sunday elected its new president and secretary after a lapse of long 11 years at a tri-annual conference attended by the party’s central stalwarts, including Agriculture Minister Begum Motia Chowdhury.
The second session, held at Bhashani hall at 6 pm, saw election of Fazlur Rahman Khan Farook as president and advocate Zoaherul Islam as secretary of Tangail district AL through a consensus.  Fazlur Rahman Khan Farook is an ex-MP, secretary of the outgoing committee and administrator of Tangail district council. Advoctae Zoaherul Islam is ex-VP of Sadat University College, joint-secretary of outgoing committee and an organiser of anti-Khan family campaign.
Alamgir Khan Menu and Ashrafuzzaman Smriti have been elected Vice-chairman and joint-secretary respectively of the new committee. The committee has been selected in presence of the central AL leaders.
The historic domination of Khan and Siddiqui families in Tangail AL politics has come to an end with the election of new AL leaders, councilors opined.  The tri-annual conference, held on October 18 amid tight security at the Tangail outer stadium, was addressed by Agriculture Minister Begum Motia Chowdhury as chief guest. Adv. Shahara Khatoon MP, Dr. Abdur Razzaque MP, Organising secretary of Bangladesh AL Ahmed Hossain, State minister for textile and jute Mirza Azam, central leader Asim Kumer Ukil, Secretary of Tangail district AL Fazlur Rahmna Khan Farook also spoke on the occasion.
Begum Motia Chowdhury in her speech highlighted the achievements of Sheikh Hasina’s government and criticised BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami for militancy, terrorism and killing of innocent people in the name of political programmes. She urged the party activists to remain alert against conspiracy.
The conference was significant as activists at grassroots level worked against members of Khan family, which suffered a setback in local politics following the alleged links to murder of AL leader and wounded freedom fighter Farook Ahmed. Four brothers of the family are absconding for about one year following the murder. Members of the Siddiki family, who once dominated the local politics, also stayed away from the council. Kader Siddique was expelled from AL in 1999. He formed KSJL and became president of the party. Murad Siddique, Azad Siddique, youngers of Kader SIddique and ex-BCL leaders are the followers of Kader Siddique. Former minister Latif Siddique was also expelled from the Awami League recently for his remarks on Haj and Tablig Jamaat.