Dhaka, Oct 29 (UNB) - After holding its public rallies in Sylhet and Chattogram, Jatiya Oikyafront led by Dr Kamal Hossain, has decided to hold another rally in the capital on November 2 to push for its seven-point demand, including holding the next national election under a non-party government.
On behalf of the Oikyafront, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced the programme at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office here on Monday.
He said they will hold the rally either at Suhrawardy Udyan or in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office subject to permission of the authorities concerned.
Earlier, the Oikyafront held two public rallies in Sylhet and Chattogram on October 24 and 27 respectively.
Dr Kamal Hossain on Sunday sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking dialogue over the national election.
The Oikyafront sent another letter to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader urging the ruling party to engage in dialogue ahead of the election.
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) – Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) will submit a memorandum to President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday seeking his initiative for holding dialogue among political parties to resolve the crisis over the next general election.
The decision was taken at a meeting of LDA’s central steering council at its Mukti Bhaban temporary office.
As per the decision, the LDA leaders and activists will gather in front of Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday at 11am, and hold a rally there.
After the rally, the alliance leaders will go to Bangabhaban to submit the memorandum to the President.
Left Democratic Alliance is a combine of eight left-leaning political parties that began its journey on July 19 this year to strengthen the alternative political force against bad politics.
The eight parties are the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Bangladesher Biplobi Workers Party, Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (Marxist), Gana Sanghati Andalon, Bangladesher United Communist League, Ganatantrik Biplobi Party and Bangladesher Samajtantrik Andalon.
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) - Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Sunday sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking dialogue over the national election.
Oikyafront sent another letter to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader urging the ruling party to engage in dialogue over the election.
Two Oikyafront leaders -- Jaglul Haider and AHM Shafik Ullah -- took the letters to Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the evening.
Awami League office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap received the letters.
Dr Kamal Hossain signed the letter sent to the Prime Minister while Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu signed the one sent to Obaidul Quader.
In the letter, Kamal Hossain mentioned Oikyafront’s seven-point demand and 11 goals to overcome the current political situation.
“Oikyafront feels the urgency for holding a meaningful dialogue with Awami League to hold an inclusive and competitive election in a peaceful and congenial atmosphere. We expect your initiative in this regard,” he wrote to the PM in the letter.
Kamal Hossain also wised the Prime Minister good health and long life.
Talking to reporters after handing over the letters, Jaglul Haider said they sent the two letters seeking initiatives for talks to resolve the political crisis over the next polls. “We believe the crisis will be resolved through the dialogue.”
Abdus Sobhan Golap said he received the letters and will hand those over to the authorities concerned.
On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand.
]The Oikyafront’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the Election Commission, release of all the political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.
Bogura, Oct 28 (UNB) - Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday said the next parliamentary elections will be held on time as per the constitution regardless of who participates or not.
“BNP with Dr Kamal Hossain formed Jatiya Oikyafront where the mask is Kamal Hossain and the face is BNP. Khaleda Zia indulged the country’s people in terrorism and militancy where Awami League government made Bangladesh a country of peace,” he said.
Inu made this remark while addressing as the chief guest a mass gathering arranged by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal at the playground of Munsur Hossain Degree College in Nandigram upazila of the district around 3 pm.
Jasad Nandigram Upazila Unit President Kamruzzaman Kamrul presided over the programme while parliament member (Nandigram-Kahalu) and Jasad Central Committee Vice-President AKM Rezaul Karim Tansen, special guest joint general secretary Nader Chowdhury, Rakonuzzaman Rakon, organisationg secretary Md Jahangir Alam, public relation affair secretary Shafiqul Kabir Swapan, committee member Jakirul Haque Titon, were among others spoke on the occasion.
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) – Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh (BDB), led by Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, on Sunday said it will not take the final decision on joining the next general election until proper atmosphere is ensured.
“We’ll take all the preparations to take part in the next election, but we won’t take the final decision until a congenial election atmosphere is created,” said party presidium member Mahi B Chowdhury.
He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after the first meeting of the reconstituted BDB presidium members at B Chowdhury’s Baridhara residence.
Mahi said their party is strict to their demand for holding the election under a neutral government.
He said their other demands include not using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), deploying army with magistracy power and releasing all the political leaders and activists arrested in political cases.
Chaired by B Chowdhury, the meeting was attended, among others, by BDB presidium members Abdul Mannan, Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, Golam Sarwar Milon, Abur Rouf, Prof Awara Begum and Mahi.
Mahi said the meeting decided that Shamsher Mobin will work as B Chowdhury’s foreign affairs adviser as his additional charge.
He said some more political leaders are likely to join BDB at a programme on November 2.