Abdul Kader Siddiqui, president of Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) yesterday threatened to quit the Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikyafront within a month, if inconsistencies are not removed from the alliance.
“There are many inconsistencies in Jatiya Oikyafront...I’ll pull out our party from the Jatiya Oikyafront on June 8 if the inconsistencies are not removed by this time,” he said.
Siddique issued the ultimatum at a press conference at KSJL’s Motijheel central office.
Kader Siddiqui said many problems have been created in the alliance after the national election.
“People raise questions over some of Jatiya Oikyafront’s activities after the election. The alliance couldn’t function properly; it’s failed to stand by families of the people killed and injured during the election violence. We also failed to hold a mass gathering on April-30 at Shahbagh,” he said.
The KSJL president said there has been confusion in people’s minds about Jatiya Oikyafront, as its MPs-elect were sworn in although the alliance turned down the dangerous “drama” staged on December 30 in the name of national election.
“When one of the BNP’s six-so-called MPs-elect took oath, he was expelled by the party; its four other MPs-elect were sworn in later. But Mirza Fakhrul refrained from doing the same. These activities make people confused and we’re unable to give people any answer to their questions,” he said.
The KSJL chief also criticised Gonoforum for allowing Mokabbir Khan to be present at its special council. since Dr Kamal forced him out of his room after he had been sworn in to parliament, violating party decision.
Replying to a question, Kader Siddiqui said he talked to senior leaders of Oikyafront, including Dr Kamal Hossain, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, ASM Abdur Rob and Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Mostafa Mohsin Montu over the problems in the alliance.
On May 6, Andaleeve Rahman Partha, chairman of Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) -- one of the key partners of BNP’s 20-party alliance -- quit the coalition for various reasons, including swear-in of seven MPs-elect of Jatiya Oikyafront.