11:11 PM, December 17, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:18 PM, December 17, 2018

Key points of Oikyafront’s manifesto

Jatiya Oikyafront, an alliance of several major opposition parties including BNP and Gono Forum, today revealed their manifesto for the 11th parliamentary election scheduled to be held on December 30. Here are the key points of the manifesto.

  • No age limit for entering in government jobs except for police and armed forces.
  • Balance of power between PM and President will be brought.
  • Deputy Speaker post will be appointed from opposition MPs.
  • Road Transport Act will be amended in light of student’s 9-point demands.
  • Upper chamber of parliament will be introduced.
  • Digital Security Act will be scrapped
  • Private practice of government doctors will be banned.
  • People will get full freedom regarding expression of opinion.
  • Permanent High Court bench will be set up at divisional headquarters.
  • Ombudsman to be appointed.
  • PSC and JSC exam will be dropped.
  • Election-time government will be formed
  • Trial of war criminals will continue.
  • People aged above 65 will get the facility to visit in all travels at half-price.    
  • Freedom of all kinds of mass media will be ensured under an independent press council.
  • Commission will be formed to bring change in education system.
  • Different minority ministry will be formed to ensure their interest.
  • National Security Council to be formed.
  • Laundered money will be brought back.
  • Minimum age for marriage of a female will be re-fixed to 18 years.
  • Extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance will be stopped.
  • Incidents of extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearance will be investigated.
  • Lower court will be brought under complete jurisdiction of Supreme Court. 
  • Article 70 of the constitution will be amended.
  • Only aggrieved person and government will be able to file defamation case.
  • An ombudsman will be appointed to ensure order in health system.
  • General practitioner system will be made obligatory for all citizens at metropolitan.
  • Nation heroes will be included in the history of liberation war and will be taught in schools and colleges.
  • Measures will be taken to ensure no recurrence of one-party rule.
  • Stern actions will be taken to bring back order in banking sector.
  • Stern actions will be taken fast against those involved in looting in banking sector.
  • Legal actions will be taken against those who were involved in looting money from share market.
  • Food among ultra poor and insolvent will be distributed free of cost.
  • Rationing system will be introduced for workers, farmers and poor people of village and towns.
  • Registration process of political parties with the election commission will be easier.
  • There will be no direct or indirect control of the government on media.
  • Law will be enacted for appointment in all constitutional posts.
  • Attorney General will not waste court’s time by filing appeal if HC gives bail to anyone.
  • Ongoing development projects will not be stopped.
  • Special Tribunal to be formed to investigate corruptions of present government.

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