The Awami League ruling leaders on Thursday said the attacks against so-called celebrities would continue as they mislead the younger generation and spread the perverse culture.
The party leaders made the remark when bringing up a discussion at AL headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue.
Dhaka’s southern unit organized the program for the 72nd birthday of Sheikh Kamal, the older son of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
AL Bureau member Mohammad Abdur Razzaque said the party, along with law enforcement agencies, would crack down on people who collect extortion on behalf of the party’s associated organizations.
“Those who build a fake organization with the word league will be expelled from the party and brought to justice,” said Razzaque, also Minister of Agriculture.
He said the party president and prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, was very strict and antagonistic to activities such as disregarding organizations and collecting extortion under the party’s name.
“Some so-called celebrities spread a perverse culture and mislead the younger generation. Drives have been started to expose people and such drives will continue, ”he added.
The joint general secretary of AL Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said before the program that the economic development of the country was very evident, but the moral development of the population was still in a backward situation.
“We want to drive this immorality out of society. The journey has started and will continue, ”he said.
He also said that a lot of people are interested in being leaders because the party is in power.
However, they are not following the correct procedure, he added.
“If you want to make politics in the Awami League, you have to follow an ideology,” he said, adding that those who put the name of the league and the country’s founding president before and after an organization’s name cannot be ideal activists.
Recently, several showbiz actresses, including Pori Moni, were arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion for alleged involvement in crime.
Two Awami League activists, including Helena Jahangir, were also arrested after disregarding two organizations with the word league at the end of their names.