Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) - The 20th death anniversary of former BNP secretary general Barrister Abdus Salam Talukder will be observed on Tuesday.
Local BNP and Barrister Abdus Salam Talukder Smrity Sangsad have chalked out various programmes, including discussion and milad mahfil, to observe the day with due respect.
BNP issued a message recalling its former secretary general’s outstanding contributions to making the party a stronger political organisation.
In the message, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, "We pay our deep respect to his departed soul on his 20th death anniversary.”
He said Salam Talukder had played a significant role in the anti-Ershad movement in the 80s and establishing democracy and people’s rights in Bangladesh.
On August 20, 1999, Salam Talukder died on the way to Singapore for medical treatment.
Salam Talukder was elected MP from Sharishabari of Jamalpur in 1979 and 1991.