Workers Party of Bangladesh

The Workers Party of Bangladesh (Bengali: বাংলাদেশের ওয়ার্কার্স পার্টি) is a communist party in Bangladesh.

Workers Party of Bangladesh

বাংলাদেশের ওয়ার্কার্স পার্টি
PresidentRashed Khan Menon
Secretary-GeneralFazle Hossain Badsha
Founded1980
Merger ofBCP (L), RCL, MP
Headquarters31/F, Topkhana Road, Dhaka - 1000[1]
Student wingBangladesh Chhatra Maitri
Youth wingBangladesh Juba Maitri
Women's wingNari Mukti Sangsad
Labour frontJatio Sramik Federation Bangladesh
Peasant frontJatio Krishok Somity
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism
Anti-revisionism
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationGrand Alliance
International affiliationICMLPO
IMCWP
ColoursRed
Seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
4 / 350
Website
www.wpbd71.org

WPB was founded in 1980 by the Bangladesh Communist Party (Leninist), Revolutionary Communist League, Majdur Party and another group. Amal Sen was the founding general secretary.

In 1984 the party split in two factions, both using the name WPB. One group was led by Amal Sen and Nazrul Islam. The other was led by the current president of the party, Rashed Khan Menon. In 1992 they reunited.

WPB joined the Grand Alliance,[2] however the party leadership openly questioned the direction of the subsequent 14 Party Alliance after the 2014 elections.[3]

In the 2018 Bangladesh elections, it contested as part of the Grand Alliance along with the Bangladesh Awami League and won four seats in the Jatiya Sangsad hence forming government.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Registration of Political Parties". Bangladesh Election Commission (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Workers Party announces election manifesto". The Independent. 1 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Workers Party criticises 14-party alliance". The Daily Star. 29 November 2014.