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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
Headquarters31/F, Topkhana Road, Dhaka - 1000[1]
Student wingBangladesh Chhatra Maitri
Youth wingJuba Maitri
Women's wingNari Mukti Sangsad
Labour frontJatio Sramik Federation Bangladesh
Peasant frontJatio Krishok Somity
IdeologyCommunism
Anti-Revisionism
Marxism–Leninism
Maoism
Political positionLeft-wing to far-left
International affiliationInternational Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO)
International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP)
ColoursRed
Seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
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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 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2008-12-30.
  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.