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Oikya Front to hold ‘national dialogue’

  • Published at 12:04 am January 9th, 2019
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File photo: Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain briefs the media on their next course of action, along with other alliance members, at his residence in Bailey Road, Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The political alliance claimed that the people of Bangladesh has been deprived of their basic human rights and demanded an immediate re-election

Jatiya Oikya Front has announced that it will hold a ‘national dialogue’ to hold elections under a nonpartisan government.

Briefing the press after a meeting on Tuesday at alliance chief Dr Kamal Hossain’s residence, Oikya Front leader and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement.

The alliance announced a three-point program at the briefing, which included a national dialogue, a country-wide campaign to uncover election time irregularities and filing cases with the election tribunals.

Jatiya Oikya Front steering committee held a meeting regarding their future political courses of action, at Dr Kamal’s Bailey Road residence in Dhaka.

In the press brief Dr Kamal alleged that, the Election Commission had given verbal directives to law administrations and concerned officials to aid ruiling Awami League cadres in stuffing ballot boxes; rendering the election a farce and betraying the people of Bangladesh. 

He added that according to Bangladesh constitution and the international laws, such violations by the Election Commission and its associated officials are serious offense.

Also speaking in the press brief, Mirza Fakhrul said that within one week they will go to Sylhet, where a Oikya Front activist had been killed on election day.

The coalition also demanded an immediate re-election coordinated by an impartial authority.

The top leaders of this coalition had rejected the 11th general election results, citing violations of electoral code of conduct. 

The meeting was attended by Oikya Front Spokesperson and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Krishak Sramik Janata League President Abdul Kader Siddique, Gono Forum Executive President Subrata Chowdhury, Presidium Member Jaglul Haider Afrik, Nagorik Oikya Convener Shahidullah Kaiser, Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury.