Jatiya Oikya Front to formally seek dialogue with govt: Rob

Dhaka, Oct 21 – Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front will send a letter to the government soon urging it to engage in dialogue with political parties before the announcement of the schedule for the next general election. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Jatiya Oikyafront senior leaders at Gano Forum’s Motijheet office on Sunday evening.
Talking to reporters after the meeting, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) president SM Abdur Rob said they will send the letter to the government with their 7-point demand.
He said they will also send a delegation to the Election Commission with the same demands.
Rob said their meeting strongly condemned the jailing of BNP standing committee members Amir Khosru Mahmud in a case filed under the ICT Act.
He said the Oikyafront leaders demanded the government release Khosru before their scheduled rally in Sylhet on October 24.
Rob said Dr Kamal will address their Sylhet rally as the chief guest while BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as the main speaker with Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in the chair.
He said the Jatiya Oikyafront leaders will exchange views with civil society members, intellectuals and professionals at a city hotel on October 26. – UNB