10:00 PM, December 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:07 PM, December 14, 2018

Oikyafront’s road march starts tomorrow

Jatiya Oikyafront will launch its road march from Tongi tomorrow, to garner public support ahead of the election on December 30.

The march will begin from a rally at Sharifuddin Government Academy ground, Syrul Kabir Khan, a staff of BNP chairperson’s press wing, said.

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The rally will end in Sherpur and make stops across several points on the road through Gazipur and Mymensingh, he told The Daily Star this evening.

Dr Kamal Hossain and other key leaders are supposed to attend the programme.

The announcement of the road march came from yesterday’s meeting of the alliance.

WHAT IS JATIYA OIKYAFRONT?

The Jatiya Oikyafront is an alliance of the BNP, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, ASM Abdur Rob’s Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, and Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s Nagorik Oikya.

The Oikyafront was formed on October 13 with the demands of a national election under a neutral government after dissolution of parliament and release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.

WHAT ARE OIKYAFRONT’S AGENDAS?

Formed with major political oppositions to ruling alliance, the Oikyafront includes ruling Awami League’s arch opposition BNP.

Currently, they are campaigning with a seven-point charter including freedom for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and election under a nonpartisan government.

WHAT ARE OIKYAFRONT’S DEMANDS?

The 11-point goal announced by the alliance includes ensuring checks and balances in the state power, decentralisation of administration, freeing MPs from the stringent restrictions imposed on them under article 70 of the constitution, formation of a constitutional commission to make appointments to all constitutional and other important posts and full independence of the judiciary.

The alliance also announced a seven-point demand, including the one for holding the next parliamentary election under a nonpartisan government, dissolution of parliament before the polls and reconstitution of the Election Commission.


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