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Oikya Front wants formation of national govt to protect country

  • Published at 09:19 pm September 28th, 2019

Misdeeds and irregularities in the state system are possible when there is government pampering and patronage, they claimed

Accusing the ruling party of taking Bangladesh to the brink of ruination, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front has demanded that a national government be formed to protect the nation.

In a joint statement signed by Gono Forum General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria, the alliance said: “The scenario of the wounds the State suffered, unlawful activities, plundering of public resources, and defiance of the rule of law, that got exposed through the police drives over the last few days, is awful.”

Oikya Front claimed such misdeeds and irregularities in the state system are possible only when there is government pampering and patronage. “It was proved that the current undemocratic government has taken the country towards destruction in its bid to grab power.”

Under the circumstances, the alliance made three demands, including the resignation of the current government, formation of a national one to revive the "shattered" administrative system, "restore" constitutional, and democratic methods of governance, and thus save the country’s independence, and sovereignty.

The other demands include release of all the state prisoners, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, working out ways to resolve the political, and governance crisis through rational dialogues with demonstrating political parties, and professional bodies, and formation of an acceptable national commission to investigate the incidents of enforced disappearances, killing, vote robbery in the dark of night, and corruption and plundering by the current government.