Oikyafront seeks dialogue, sends letter to PM

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Staff Reporter:

Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Sunday sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking dialogue over the national election.

Oikyafront sent another letter to Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader urging the ruling party to engage in dialogue over the election.

Two Oikyafront leaders — Jaglul Haider and AHM Shafik Ullah — took the letters to Awami League President’s Dhanmondi political office in the evening.

Awami League office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap received the letters.

Dr Kamal Hossain signed the letter sent to the Prime Minister while Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu signed the one sent to Obaidul Quader.

In the letter, Kamal Hossain mentioned Oikyafront’s seven-point demand and 11 goals to overcome the current political situation.

“Oikyafront feels the urgency for holding a meaningful dialogue with Awami League to hold an inclusive and competitive election in a peaceful and congenial atmosphere. We expect your initiative in this regard,” he wrote to the PM in the letter.

Kamal Hossain also wised the Prime Minister good health and long life.

Talking to reporters after handing over the letters, Jaglul Haider said they sent the two letters seeking initiatives for talks to resolve the political crisis over the next polls. “We believe the crisis will be resolved through the dialogue.”

Abdus Sobhan Golap said he received the letters and will hand those over to the authorities concerned.

On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, JSD and Nagorik Oikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand.

]The Oikyafront’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the Election Commission, release of all the political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.unb

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