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NLD reaches out to grassroots members


New Delhi (Mizzima) – Having opted to boycott the country’s upcoming polls, leaders from Burma’s primary opposition group are stepping up their campaign to reinvigorate the grassroots level of the party’s apparatus.

In keeping with the directive of Aung San Suu Kyi, National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders have met with grassroots members of the party in more than 200 townships within the past 50 days.

From June 12 onwards, delegations led by party Central Executive Committee (CEC) members have taken their roadshow across the country.

“I have traveled to 60 townships in three divisions. Other party Central Executive Committee members have done the same. Now, we are in Thandwe. Later, we will visit here again to meet with the grassroots at the critical time of Burma,” NLD CEC member Ohn Kyaing told Mizzima.

Relaying the message from Aung San Suu Kyi, CEC member Win Tin has canvassed Karen and Mon States, Ohn Kyaing Mandalay and Magway Divisions, May Win Myint Shan State and Han Thar Myint Kachin State and Sagaing Division.

The CEC members reportedly told grassroots sections of the party that the NLD would implement a program of social work with political objectives, encouraging all party members to partake in the endeavor.

Grassroots members of the party have thus far showed strong support in response to the message, according to Ohn Kyaing.

 
The Kachin’s last stand
Since October this year, Burma has been in a state of civil war, with fighting between Burmese military and armed ethnic rebels. The ruling junta started a crackdown on these armed groups.

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