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Oikya Front briefs diplomats on political issues

  • Published at 04:35 pm September 4th, 2019
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File photo of the key leaders of Jatiya Oikiya Front Dhaka Tribune

No representatives from the India High Commission attended the meeting

Jatiya Oikya Front, a political alliance led by Dr Kamal Hossain, briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country's current situation.

During the meeting, the Oikya Frontleaders highlighted some political issues, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's health condition and Barrister Mainul Hosein's imprisonment.

The two-hour briefing, which began at 10am yesterday, was held at BNP Standing Committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan's Gulshan residence, UNB reported.

Apart from Dr Kamal, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, its Standing Committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal President ASM Abdur Rab, Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Gono Forum Executive President Subrata Chowdhury were present at the briefing, among others.

Diplomats from different countries, including the US, the UK, the EU, and Canada, as well as representatives from UNDP attended the briefing.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Dr Kamal said they had discussed the country's latest political situation with the diplomats. “They [the diplomats] wanted to know from us about the country's overall situation, and we presented our views.”

Dr Kamal said the country's people as well as foreigners know what kind of election was held on December 30 last year.

"The foreign envoys have heard our statements in this regard."

Subrata Chowdhury said the diplomats took note of their statements, but they did not make any comment on the political issues.

Anther Oikya Front leader, wishing anonymity, said they informed the diplomats about Khaleda Zia's worsening health condition and development in her cases, imprisonment of former caretaker government adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein, harassment of BNP leaders in alleged false cases, and their alliance's stance on the last general election.