Kader Siddique joins Jatiya Oikyafront

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Staff Reporter:

Krishak Sramik Janata League has joined opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, the party’s President Kader Siddique announced today.

The move comes after senior leaders of the Oikyafront sat offered Siddique proposal for alliance ahead of a likely general election in December.

Oikyafront is currently the major opposition alliance to ruling 14-party alliance that includes ruling Awami League’s main opposition BNP.

WHAT ARE OIKYAFRONT’S AGENDAS?

Formed with major political oppositions to ruling alliance, the Oikyafront includes ruling Awami League’s arch opposition BNP.

Currently, they are campaigning with a seven-point charter including freedom for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and election under a nonpartisan government.

Also, the alliance is currently seeking active dialogue with the ruling quarter over the general election likely in December. It hopes, it’s demands will be met.

Its top leaders have said, tougher programmes will be announced from Tuesday’s public rally to press for its demands.

WHAT ARE OIKYAFRONT’S DEMANDS?

The 11-point goal announced by the alliance includes ensuring checks and balances in the state power, decentralisation of administration, freeing MPs from the stringent restrictions imposed on them under article 70 of the constitution, formation of a constitutional commission to make appointments to all constitutional and other important posts and full independence of the judiciary.

The alliance also announced a seven-point demand, including the one for holding the next parliamentary election under a nonpartisan government, dissolution of parliament before the polls and recasting the Election Commission.

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