Abdul Jalil, the general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, has been a subject of much criticism, mockery, annoyance, name calling etc. He was the spokesperson of AL and later 14 party turned grand alliance and was deemed to be the façade of a failed and disconnected and very much anti-people activities of Awami league during the last years.

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During that period he was very much talkative and sounded hollow compared to his counterpart, Mr. Mannan Bhuiyan. The last nail in the coffin was his direct involvement in signing the MOU with Islamic zealots, the Khalefat Majlish.

However, the time has changed. Mannan Bhuiyan is now the face of opportunism and treachery. And Mr. Jalil showed utmost the courage and uncompromising loyalty to keep speaking on behalf of his party leader at the most difficult of times. And even the very balanced but effective statements he made recently were full of intelligent statesmanship.

It looks like Mr. Abdul Jalil has passed the litmus test of loyalty and courage while most of his colleagues from either side of the isle miserably failed. Looks like finally Mr. Jalil has been able to shrugg off the “april 30th deadline” ridicule, he has been subjected to for the last three years. Good Job Mr. Jalil.