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BNP to hold meetings with like-minded parties from today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 April, 2023 12:00 AM
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The major opposition BNP will hold meetings with its like-minded political parties from today to decide their movement outline and joint declaration to realise their demands, including holding of the next general election under an election-time non-party caretaker government.
The party sources said the party’s liaison committee will hold several phases of meetings with liaison committees of Ganatantra Manch, Gana Forum-Bangladesh People’s Party, 12-party alliance, Jatiyatabadi Shamamana Jote and other like-minded parties and organizations this week.
“The Ganatantra Manch liaison committee will hold a meeting with liaison committee of BNP on April 30 to discuss the next course of action of our ongoing movement. We’ll also discuss to finalise joint declaration of the movement,” 
Saiful Huq, a top leader of Ganatantra Manch, told the Daily Sun.
The BNP liaison committee also will hold meeting with GanaForum-Bangladesh People’s Party at BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office in the capital today to discuss their movement outline in a bid to realise their demands, the opposition sources said.
Talking to the Daily Sun, a senior leader of the BNP said the party along with its like-minded parties and organisations are likely to come up with joint declaration about their movement.
The opposition parties have been carrying on simultaneous movement under the leadership of the BNP since December last to realise their 10-point demands, including resignation of the current Awami League government, dissolution of incumbent parliament and holding the next national polls under caretaker government.
The BNP and its like-minded parties have also decided to intensify their movement in phases to realise their demands, the sources added.
The BNP formed a seven-member liaison committee to coordinate its planned simultaneous movement with other opposition parties.
The members of the BNP liaison committee are the party standing committee members Nazrul Islam Khan, Selima Rahman, Iqbal Hasan Mahmud Tuku, party vice-chairmen Barkatullah Bulu, Md Shahjahan, Abdul Awal Mintoo and joint secretary general Moazzem Hossain Alal.
Ganatantra Mancha, a coalition of seven parties, also formed a seven-member liaison committee to coordinate the anti-government movement with other parties.
Oli Ahmed’s Liberal Democrat Party (LDP) also formed a five-member liaison committee to coordinate with the BNP about the simultaneous movement.
The other opposition alliances and parties also have formed liaison committees to coordinate the simultaneous movement with the major opposition.