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Workers Party of Bangladesh

Workers Party of Bangladesh
বাংলাদেশের ওয়ার্কার্স পার্টি
Secretary-General Anisur Rahman Mallik
Founded 1980
Headquarters 31/F, Topkhana Road, Dhaka - 1000[1]
Ideology Communism,
Anti-Revisionism
Marxism–Leninism,
Maoism
Political position Left-wing
International affiliation International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO)
Colours Red
Seats in the Jatiyo Sangshad
6 / 300
Politics of Bangladesh
Political parties
Elections

The Workers Party of Bangladesh is a communist party in Bangladesh.

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.[2]

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 is part of the Grand Alliance.[3]

Mass organisations of WPB:

  • Bangladesh Chhatra Maitri (students)
  • Juba Maitri (youth)
  • Jatio Sramik Federation Bangladesh (labour front)
  • Jatio Krishok Somity (peasant front)
  • Nari Mukti Sangsad (women Front)

Alliance: Grand Alliance

References

  1. ^ http://www.ecs.gov.bd/Bangla/MenuTemplate1.php?Parameter_MenuID=53
  2. ^ http://www.newagebd.com/detail.php?date=2014-01-17&nid=80587
  3. ^ http://www.theindependentbd.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198984:workers-party-announces-election-manifesto&catid=95:national&Itemid=141
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