Meet demands through movement: Fakhrul

November 09, 2018  The Daily Star

Meet demands through movement: Fakhrul

Star Online Report

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today called upon supporters and activists to wage a movement to meet the demands of Jatiya Oikyafront.

Speaking at the rally in Rajshahi today, he trashed the election schedule and said it will not be accepted unless political prisoners including Khaleda Zia are released.

“Release our all political prisoners and create a level playing field otherwise upcoming general election will not be fruitful,” Fakhrul said at the rally.

Jatiya Oikyafront has been formed in line with the directive of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to restore democracy in the country and to ensure people rights to vote freely, he said.

Oikyafront leaders held meeting with the prime minister and placed its seven-point demand.  “But all our efforts have gone in vain,” he said.

What are the demands of Oikyafront?

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.

How was Oikyafront launched?

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.

Later, Krishak Sramik Janata League, led by Kader Siddiqui, joined the alliance.

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