Dr Kamal Hossain announced Jatio Oikyafornt decision on 11-11-2018 at the National Press Club for their participation in the National Election of Bangladesh. Mirza Fakhrul Islam, Secretary General of BNP and also a another leader of Oikyafornt made the announcement on behalf of Kamal Hossain and also told for the nearby election schedule to be scrapped and for the polls to be deferred by one month.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam said that “it’s very difficult for the Oikyafornt to make a decision based on the schedule that is announced by the Election Commission of Bangladesh,”
“But in this extremely difficult conditions, the OikyaFront has decided to take part in the elections to protect the democracy of the country.”
The OkkayFront demanded 7 points are not backing down, Mirza Fakrul said.
Election of Bangladesh
According to the constitution of Bangladesh, the election must be held by 28th January 2019.
In its statement, the OikyaFront cited the to delays the JS Polls 2008, which to be done to ensure greater participation.
Dr kamal Hossain said that, “their movement will continue to push for a participatory ”
“The movement will continue to press for a participatory election and create a proper environment for the polls 2018.”
Earlier, the 20-party alliance led by the BNP held talks separately at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan offices on the issue of Election Defer.
Bangladesh will go to the JS polls on Dec 30, 2018. The polls schedule came despite the Jatiya Oikya Front’s repeated requests not to announce the road map of Election before resolving their demands.
The deadline for filing nominations is Nov 19 2018. Returning officers will scrutinize the nomination papers on November 22, 2018 and the final date for withdrawing candidacy is November 29, 2018, according to the schedule.
The Oikya Front had pressed for a seven-point list of demands, including the resignation of the government, dissolution of parliament and reformation of the Election Commission.
The Awami League has not agreed to the demands even after sitting with the opposition for dialogue.