Bangladesh Awami League has directed its leaders and activists in every district, upazila, and ward of the country, including in the capital Dhaka to be on guard against any sort of unrest ahead of Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) 10 December rally.
Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader gave the directives after the joint meeting of the central Awami League with the president, general secretary and mayors of Dhaka North, Dhaka South and affiliated organisations at the party's central office on Bangabandhu Avenue on Thursday (8 December).
"BNP has planned mayhem across the country around the 10 December rally. Awami League not allowed that to happen," Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif told The Business Standard (TBS) on Thursday evening.
According to the party's decision, leaders and activists of Awami League and its affiliated organisations will be ready," he added.
He said that special instructions have been given to the Awami League leaders and workers in the capital to be prepared to protect everyone's life and properties.
Regarding the party guidelines, Dhaka Metropolitan Awami League General Secretary Abdul Mannan Kochi told TBS, "We have taken preparations to ensure that BNP cannot immobilise capital Dhaka on 10 December."
"But as per the instructions of the central leadership, we will not take action unless attacked. We have taken up various programmes, where central leaders will be in charge of coordination," he added.