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Gono Forum: Not taking oath without BNP

  • Published at 04:00 pm January 6th, 2019
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File photo of Jatiya Oikya Front leaders sit for a meeting at Dr Kamal Hossain's Motijheel chamber on Sunday, January 6, 2019 Courtesy

However, no definitive decision has been taken regarding what course of action the MP-elects of the Jatiya Oikya Front will take

Trashing media reports on a rift in their alliance, a Jatiya Oikya Front leader on Sunday said no elected MPs of their coalition is going to take oath.

"None of the Oikya Front MPs will take oath. Oikya Front will remain intact and it will not face a split," said Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rab) President ASM Abdur Rab.

Abdur Rab made the comments while talking to reporters after an Oikya Front steering committee meeting at Dr Kamal Hossain's law chamber in MotijheeL.

Gono Forum General Secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu said some online portals and newspapers raised questions about the unity of the Jatiya Oikya Front over a comment of Dr Kamal Hossain at Gono Forums' extended meeting.

He said Dr Kamal Hossain in no way said Gono Forum's elected MPs will take oath. "We hope there will be no misunderstanding over the issue."

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Montu said they want to clearly say that there is no disunity in the Oikya Front over its elected MPstaking oath. 

"Rather, Oikya Front is more united than in the past and will remain so to realize people's voting and other rights after the farce on December 30," he said.

Montu said: "We are not taking oath now. I would like to say clearly that no Gono Forum MP will take oath."

He said their alliance will continue its program demanding the election under a non-party neutral government.

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Abdur Rab, Krishak Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gono Forum Executive President Subrata Chowdhury and Mostafa Mohshin Montu were present at the meeting with Dr Kamal Hossain in the chair.

Earlier on Saturday, Dr Kamal said that they were thinking positively about sending two newly elected MPs of the party to the 11th parliament.

“We have rejected the election results, but the way our two candidates came out successful braving tough competition is a big achievement on their part. That is why we are thinking positively about sending them to parliament,” he said.