Dhaka, Jun 11 (bdnews24.com) – Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam on Monday advised party MPs to act politely with the people of their constituencies.
"You have to change your attitude. You don't get votes with bad attitude. Don't point fingers while talking. Don't wave pistols to our activists. Don't send them to jail," the LGRD minister in the current Awami League-led alliance government told the MPs.
"You must remember that we are here because of our party activists," he reminded.
Ashraf's remarks came at a meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Party, presided by Prime Minister and party chief Sheikh Hasina, at parliament building on Monday, some MPs told bdnews24.com.
There are allegations against several Awami League MPs of acting recklessly and showing bad attitude in their constituencies.
A recent incident saw MP Giasuddin of one of the Mymensingh constituencies opening fire from his pistol in public.
Syed Ashraf said, "Only development work doesn't get vote. You need to go to the people and communicate with them."
Several MPs, declining to be named, said that Hasina had also suggested them to increase communication with their electorates.
They said that the party chief also advised them to clear all misunderstandings among the leaders and activists of the party and coordinate with each other.