CHITTAGONG: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman said yesterday [Aug 9] elections should not be postponed on the plea of flood because this was an annual problem in East Pakistan. He cautioned the Government against a group of officers and politicians who were conspiring to frustrate elections in order to hide their misdeeds.

The Awami League chief was addressing a public meeting held at the Parade Ground here yesterday afternoon ... in connection with the observance of “Protest Day”.

While demanding the release of M.S. Aziz, Secretary of the District Awami League, Sheikh Mujib said that he had seen Mr Aziz’s speech and found nothing objectionable in it. He appealed to the Martial Law authorities to make further inquiry into the case. In this connection, the Awami League chief wanted to know why only Awami League leaders and workers were being arrested while leaders and workers of other parties were violating the M.L. Regulations all the time. ...

Sheikh Mujib strongly criticised frequent disturbances in the mills and factories and said this was done by those who wanted to create conditions unfavourable for holding elections. He warned that no more “Palace intrigues” would be allowed.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2020

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