Oikyafront demands election rescheduling where candidates declared ineligible
Jatiya Oikyafront on Friday demanded the Election Commission (EC) to reschedule elections in the seats where its candidates have been declared ineligible by court.
The BNP-led alliance made the demand at a press conference at its Purana Paltan office in the afternoon, according to a UNB report.
Reading out a written statement, Oikyafront leader Jaglul Haider Afrik also alleged the police of becoming their rivals in the forthcoming elections.
He demanded that the controversial police officials be withdrawn immediately and replaced with neutral ones.
Oikyafront also announced to hold a grand rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on December 27, and rallies and mass processions in Dhaka-4 to Dhaka-18 constituencies every day at the same time from December 21 to December 24.
As many as 15 Oikyafront candidates have got their election bid curbed by the apex court on various grounds.
The BNP and alliance leaders whose candidature has so far been either stayed or annulled by the court are Faridul Kabir Talukdar Shamim (Jamalpur-4), Fazlur Rahman (Joypurhat-1), Abu Sayeed Chan (Rajshahi-6) Salek Chowdhury (Naogaon-1), Abdul Muhith Talukder (Bogura-3), Md Moslem Uddin (Brahmanbaria-4), Manjurul Islam (Natore-1, KSJL), SA Jinnah Kabir (Manikganj-1),Khandker Abu Ashfaq (Dhaka-1), Tamijuddin (Dhaka-20), Afroza Khan Rita (Manikganj-3),Morshed Milton (Bogura-7), MA Hannan (Chandpur4), Abdul Makjid (Jhenidah-2),Tahsina Rushdir Luna (Sylhet-2) and Rasheduzzaman Millat (Jamalpur-1).