Senior Correspondent: Jatiya Oikya Prokriya has given the government nine days for dialogue to form poll-time neutral government, to reform the election commission and to dissolve the parliament before announcing schedule for general election.
The platform also urged to continue systematic and peaceful programmes at every district, upazila, union and ward through forming greater jatiya oikya committee to press home to meet the demand.
The declaration was made from rally at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
Jatiya Oikya Prokriya arranged the rally as part of its efforts to create a greater national unity to ensure a ‘functional democracy’ in the country through holding a credible national election.
Oikya Prokriya also announced to hold rallies across the country with the presence of national leaders from October 1 to involve people in their unity process.
Engineer Sheikh Muhammad Shahidullah, the convener of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, read out an announcement of the citizens’ rally.
Top leaders of BNP, its some alliance partners, Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh, Jataiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob), Nagorik Oikya, Ganosanghati Andolon and different other political parties and some civil society members joined the rally, and extended their support to the demands.
Oikya Prokriya also urged people to form committees of the Greater National Unity in all the districts upazilas, unions and words comprising all the political parties, individuals, the people of all walks of life and civil society members who believe in the spirit of the Liberation War to realise the demands of the mass people through united and peaceful programmes.
risingbd/Dhaka/September 22, 2018/Reza/A K Azad