01:39 PM, December 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:46 PM, December 04, 2018

Establish rights by defeating ruling party in polls: Manna

Nagarik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna today said people need to defeat the ruling party through voting in the upcoming general election to establish their rights.

Manna said this while talking at a programme arranged by the family members of the victims of forced disappearance at the Jatiya Press Club this morning.

Addressing the issue of forced disappearance, he alleged that the current government is devouring people like a monster which could only be stopped by voting against it as the government is not paying any heed to public demands.


Election Commission has revised polls schedule, deferring the 11th general election by a week to December 30 – a decision taken on November 12.

The authorities have fixed November 28 as the deadline for filing nomination papers, December 2 for scrutiny and December 9 last date of withdrawal.

The move came following demands from several opposition political parties.


Chief Election Commissioner has said that there is a congenial atmosphere in the country – echoing the words of the ruling party.

However, major opposition alliances like the Jatiya Oikyafront, which includes BNP, and the Bikalpa Dhara-led Juktafront have sought for delaying the schedule.

Until thus far, it seems that the coming parliamentary election will not be the “non-participatory election” that was its predecessor.

All the major political parties are gearing up to contest in the election and there has been no threats of a boycott or withdrawal unlike the last time.

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