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Oikya Front launches election road march towards Mymensingh

  • Published at 08:02 pm December 15th, 2018
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BNP activists march towards Suhrawardy Udyan rally, organized by Jatiya Oikya Front, carrying banners demanding the release of party Chairperson Khaleda Zia Dhaka Tribune

The alliance leaders, led by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) President ASM Abdur Rab, started their journey for Mymensingh from Uttara's Jasimuddin Road around 2pm

Jatiya Oikya Front senior leaders have launched the platform’s first election road march towards the Mymensingh region from the capital's Uttara area.

The road march started on Saturday to drum up public support in favour of the candidates of the “sheaf of paddy” symbol, reports UNB.

Dr Kamal Hossain was supposed to lead the Oikya Front team but due toill health he could not join the road march.

The alliance leaders, led by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) President ASM Abdur Rab, started their journey for Mymensingh from Uttara's Jasimuddin Road around 2pm.

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan, Vice-Chairmen Selima Rahman and AZM Zahid Hossain, Krishak Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddiqui, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, joined the program, among others

The front leaders held their first election rally in front of BNP candidate Salahuddin Sarker's residence in Tongi, Gazipur and sought votes for him.

Speaking at the program, Rab said: “The ruling party is trying to 'stay aside' from the election race fearing a defeat. They're looking for a way to halt the election."

He urged people to cast their votes for Salahuddin, the BNP candidate for Gazipur 2 constituency.

The Oikya Front leaders are scheduled to hold six more rallies during the road march which will end on the premises of Sherpur Municipality Park.

Earlier on December 12, the Oikya Front, a major opposition platform led by Dr Kamal, formally flagged off its election campaign from Sylhet by offering Surah Fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal (R).

Later, they offered Surah Fateha at the shrine of Hazrat Shah Paran (R) and conducted electioneering in Sylhet city in favour of the “sheaf of paddy.”