Awami League President Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Barisal to attend the election rally. He reached there around half past noon on Friday. Earlier, Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka by road at around 9:30 am.
Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to deliver a speech at the historical Bangabandhu Udyan in the city. In the meantime, leaders and supporters of Awami League and allied organizations have gathered there.
Sheikh Hasina’s visit to Barisal after five years. For this, the city has been decorated in a new way. The president of Awami League can again ask for boat votes by highlighting the development of the government in front of the people of Barisal in the public meeting.
Law and order forces have created a flawless security zone around Sheikh Hasina’s visit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for Tungipara of Gopalganj in the afternoon after the public meeting. He is supposed to return to Dhaka on Saturday.
Barisal District Awami League President Abul Hasanat Abdullah said that all preparations have been completed by Awami League for the Prime Minister’s visit. It is expected that 1 million people will gather in the public meeting.
Awami League candidate for Barisal-5 constituency Zahid Farooq expects that many common people will also be present in Friday’s public meeting including the boat candidate.
Security measures have also been strengthened in view of Sheikh Hasina’s arrival. Since a week in advance, various intelligence agencies and security forces continue to monitor to ensure flawless security.
Last on February 8, 2018, Sheikh Hasina addressed a public meeting at Bangabandhu Udyan. Later, the Prime Minister’s visit to Barisal was scheduled for March this year, but it was later postponed.