Oikya Front to form human chain on 30 March

Oikya Front to form human chain on 30 March

Prothom Alo English Desk |  Mar 22, 2019

Oikya FrontJatiya Oikya Front will form a human chain in the city on 30 March next to push for its various demands, including the annulment of gas-tariff hike proposal, reports UNB.

Leaders and activists of the alliance will form the human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club at 11:00am.

Besides, Oikya Front will hold rallies and public herrings in different divisions and districts in April demanding reelection, cancellation of 11th parliamentary polls.

Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna announced the programmes at a press conference after a joint meeting of steering committee of the alliance at its Old Paltan office.
Manna said they will form the human chain also to register their protest against the government’s failure to ensure road safety, mismanagement in upazila polls, snatching students’ votes in DUCSU polls, destroying election system and limitless financial inequality and plundering by the government.

“We’ll also hold rallies or public hearings in all divisions and different districts in April to spread our movement across the country,” he said.

The Oikya Front leader said people did not go to cast their votes in the recent upazila polls as they lost their confidence in the election system after ‘vote robbery’ on 29 December in the national election.

Under the circumstances, he said their alliance has decided to continue its movement to realise their demand for a fresh national election. “We’ll wage a movement based on that demand, and will continue it until we get the victory.”

Manna said their meeting also chalked out a two-day programme to mark the Independence Day.

As part of the programmes, he said leaders and activists of Oikya Front will place wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar at 9:00am on 26 March.
The alliance will also will hold a discussion on 31 March at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rob, BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, Gono Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury and general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu were, among others, present.

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