12:00 AM, September 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:19 AM, September 11, 2018

Fair polls not possible under current govt: Leftist alliance

An alliance of left-leaning political parties yesterday demanded a neutral election-time government and reformation of the Election Commission (EC) for the upcoming national polls.

Speaking at a rally in front of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka, they also demanded that the current government dissolve the parliament before declaring the schedule of the 11th national election.

Bam Ganotantrik Jote organised the rally marking “Dabi Dibosh” [demand day]. 

Shah Alam, general secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), said fair election “is not possible” under the current government and its obedient election commission.

“We want to get rid of the misrule of Awami League. Exchange of power between the two parties, AL and BNP, needs to change,” he added.

Saiful Haque, coordinator of the alliance and general secretary of Biplobi Workers Party, said the government should create a democratic environment and reform the election system.

Zonayed Saki, chief coordinator of Ganasamhati Andolan; and Manzurul Ahsan Khan, former president of CPB also spoke at the programme. Later, they

brought a procession which paraded a number of roads.