Victory is certain, Dr Kamal hopes

Published: October 24, 2018 18:36:55 | Updated: October 31, 2018 19:26:08


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Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain hopes the newly-floated political alliance, Jatiya Oikyafront, can achieve its goal through an united movement.

"I can assure you that our victory is certain through the unity of the Oikyafront," he said.

The veteran politician, also the leader of Jatiya Oikyafront, came up with the remarks while speaking at a public rally at Registry Field in in Bandarbazar area of Sylhet city on Wednesday, reports UNB.

Jatiya Oikyafront arranged the rally to mobilise public support in favour of the alliance's seven-point demand, including holding the next election under a non-party administration.

It was the first political programme of the new alliance of four parties--BNP, Gano Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) and Nagorik Oaky-- since its formation on October 13.

Kamal said though the government talks about development, only a handful of people have been benefited.

"The development of a few people is not the real development...we want the development of all. Let's get united for the real development," he added.

The Gono Forum chief reminded that the people of Bangladesh were successful whenever they got united in the past.

"We will take the country forward with our united efforts so that we can enjoy our all rights," he added.

The rally started around 2pm with recitation from the holy Quran and holy Gita. Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury presided over the rally.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addressed the rally as the main speaker.

Before the start of the rally, the senior leaders of the Oikyafront visited the Shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R), Shah Paran (R) and the grave of General MAG Osmani, and offered fateha there on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Several hundred leaders and activists of the party holding placards, banners and portraits of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman started thronging the rally venue since noon.

They chanted various slogans demanding Khaleda's release from jail.

Law enforcers remained vigilant in the city and around the rally venue to maintain law and order.

After the Sylhet Rally, Oikyafront is scheduled to hold another such programme at Laldighi Maidan in Chattogram city on October 27.

However, they alliance did not yet get permission for the rally.

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