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BKSJL likely to forge alliance with JP

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 24 August, 2022 12:00 AM
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The main opposition in parliament Jatiya Party (JP) is likely to form an alliance with Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL).

On Tuesday, the Jatiya Party leaders including its chairman GM Quader held a meeting with BKSJL leaders including its President Bangabir Abdul Kader Siddique at the JP’s Banani office in the capital in this regard. They discussed the current political situation of the country and their next course of action.

“In the meeting with Abdul Kader Siddique, we discussed current political situation. We’ll also hold discussion with more political parties including some Islamic parties,” Mujibul Haque Chunnu, Secretary General of Jatiya Party, told the Daily Sun.

Asked whether they are going to make an alliance with the BKSJL, he said they didn’t discuss the issue in the meeting. “But it may happen.” Speaking at the meeting, GM Quader, also deputy leader of the opposition in parliament, said the country’s electoral system has collapsed while people have lost their confidence in the election.

“Common people believe that the government wants to use EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) to rig the polls. Election can’t be held in a free and fair way under any authoritarian government,” he said.

Abdul Kader Siddique said all political parties will have to form a coalition keeping Awami League and BNP away in a bid to establish people’s rights.