Opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Tuesday made a final call on the Awami League government to accept 7-point demand including poll-time administraion and release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia. Or else, the Front leader told a city rally, they would launch a movement to realise their demand for holding free, fair and credible elections in the country.
We will hold a road march toward Rajshahi (city) on 8 November unless our demands are met during the dialogue tomorrow. We will then hold a rally the next day,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at the Suhrawardy Udyan rally.
The BNP leader, who chaired the Fronts rally, announced a set of programmes a day before the Fronts scheduled talks with Awami League president, prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Wednesday (7 November).
Unless the Fronts demand for delaying announcement of the election schedule is accepted, the Front will also hold a road march towards the Election Bhaban in Dhaka, said Mirza Fakhrul.
The commission has said it would announce the polls schedule on 8 November, rejecting the possibility of deferring the announcement.
The BNP secretary general also said the Front leaders will also hold rallies in Khulna, Barishal and Mymensingh cities.
Kamal Hossain, the leader of the Front, said the government would not be able to stop the peoples movement only by creating barriers to movement of transport.
Criticising the present government for the attacks on and fictitious cases against the opposition leaders and workers, he pointed out that such activities cannot be done even by an elected regime.