The Constitution of The Bangladesh Awami League

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1. The name of this organization shall be ‘The Bangladesh Awami League.’

Aims and Objectives

2. Preamble

a) To consolidate the independence of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and to uphold its sovereignty as well as territorial integrity;

b) To establish and protect the people’s constitutional rights since all powers in the Republic belong to the people;

c) To ensure political, economic, social and cultural freedom and welfare of all citizens;

d) To build a Secular, democratic society and state-system imbued with the spirit of Liberation War.

Fundamental Principles

The fundamental principles of the Bangladesh Awami Leagues shall be Bengali Nationalism, Democracy, Secularism or in other words ensuring freedom of all religions as well as non-communal politics and Socialism, that is to say-the establishment of an exploitation-free society and social Justice.


The Bangladesh Awami League shall adopt appropriate measures to implement its Declaration and Program. The fundamental goals and commitments will be :

  1. To uphold the ideal of independence and the spirit as well as values of Liberation War;
  2. To recognize human dignity and humanistic values;
  3. To secure the unity and solidarity of the people of Bangladesh;
  4. To boost up the smooth growth and institutionalization of parliamentary democracy in the right manner and to ensure people’s freedom and security in the exercise of suffrage according to their choice;
  5. To develop a mass-oriented, transparent and accountable system of efficient public administration and to ensure good governance;
  6. To set up a strong government system in order to ensure people’s participation and empowerment at all administrative levels up to grass roots;
  7. To ensure fundamental human rights irrespective of religion, caste, sex, community, ethnic identity and so on and to provide ample scope for higher standards of living;
  8. To ensure religious freedom and to eradicate all shades of communalism;
  9. To establish the rule of law; to ensure separation of the judiciary from the executive and its independence and to establish a society free from terrorism and corruption;
  10. To stop oppression against women; to protect women’s rights as well as dignity and to empower them by ensuring female participation in all spheres of the state and social life;
  11. To protect children’s rights; to ensure opportunity for hastening their physical and mental development and to assure development of the young generation;
  12. To ensure freedom of the press and mass-media and free flow of information;
  13. To solve problems of all the basic necessities of life including food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care for all people, and to ensure their right to work and to improve the standards of living;
  14. To make an end to economic backwardness; to eradicate poverty; to provide more employment; to meet the challenge of globalization; to overcome one-sided foreign dependency and to encourage productive investment in the private sector, thereby building the foundation of a strong industrially developed national economy;
  15. To secure the overall rural development; to reform the land and agricultural system on a massive scale; to combat against the negative impact of globalization on agriculture; to introduce sustainable technology in agriculture; to modernize agriculture and to make co-operatives multifaceted and effective;
  16. To ensure people’s food security by maintaining self-sufficiency in food and guaranteeing profitable prices for agricultural produce;
  17. To protect national interest by the reasonable use of natural resources; to build up a long-term energy security network and to stimulate the infrastructural development in electrification, transport and information technology;
  18. To prioritize human resource development, expansion as well as standardization of education; to implement an education policy consistent with the society’s requirements and to introduce and implement a cheap and progressive education policy and to encourage expansion of science and technology;
  19. To ensure the expansion of Bengali heritage, civilization, language, arts, literature and culture; to prevent averse-to-life, vulgar, obscene entertainment and distorted culture and to preserve and promote the life style, language and culture of the aborigines, tribes and ethnic groups of the country;
  20. To provide assistance of all kinds to weak, backward, exploited and neglected poor people and the labor force to help them out of the inhumane state of existence and to establish the social-security system for all including the disabled, helpless widows, aged, poor and poverty-stricken freedom fighters;\
  21. To ensure availability, conservation and proper management of water resources and to encourage protection of the environment, creation of forest and social afforestation, conservation of bio-diversity and mitigation of the green house effect
  22. To prevent unplanned urbanization; to increase citizen's facilities in towns and cities and to remove the disparity between the urban and rural areas; to build up planned rural human habitation with modern amenities and facilities;
  23. To build up modern and strong defense system in order to protect the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh and to contribute to global peace keeping;
  24. To base the foreign policy of the country on the motto, ‘Friendship with all and malice towards none’; to assist and co-operate in all steps for establishing universal brotherhood and world peace and to support the rightful Liberation struggle of oppressed people or nations against terrorism, racial discrimination, colonization, imperialism and communalism every where in the world. The Bangladesh Awami League shall constantly remain vigilant to follow and implement the aforesaid basic principles, goals and commitments and to create national unity, enthusiasm and new spirit. With unflinching devotion, honesty, discipline and firmness the party, shall commit itself to the establishment of a developed and prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’ envisaged by the Father of the Nation, Bongabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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