The 20th triennial council of the ruling Awami League has been deferred again. Now the council has been shifted to October 22 and 23, instead of July 10-11 scheduled earlier.
The decision was taken at a meeting of Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC), the highest decision-making body of the party, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at Ganabhaban on Saturday morning.
The decision of deferring council date was taken considering the monsoon, and to ease travel of holidaymakers, who will return to Dhaka after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. It will also be difficult for party men to attend the council immediately after Eid.
With the new date, the ruling party has changed its council date for the second time.
The party's last council was held on December 29 in 2012. The current committee expired on December 28 last year. In January, the AL decided to extend the tenure of the committee by six months.
Earlier on January 9, the party decided to hold it on March 28. However, it failed to hold council on that date. Later on March 20, AL decided to hold council on July 10-11.
The sources said, all sub-committees for triennial council have informed the meeting about their progress in preparatory work.
As part of organizational work, five district committees including Barisal, Narail, Manikganj and Kishoreganj got approval while party General Secretary was designated to form the district committee of Mymensingh.
Among others, General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Mohammad Nasim, Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, Obaidul Quader, Sahara Khatun, Nuh-ul-Alam Lenin and Satish Chandra Roy, joint secretaries Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, Dr Dipu Moni and Jahangir Kabir Nanak were present at the meeting.