Main opposition, Jatiya Oikya Front, has urged the media to keep an eye on the polls-time government for holding a free and fair election. The leaders of Oikya Front made the call while exchanging views with the editors of print media in a city hotel on Friday.
“The Front will keep trying so that the election truly becomes free and fair. Weve identified many steps of the government (over holding the election). The Front expects the newspapers will keep a close watch on them,” said Front leader Kamal Hossain told newsmen after the meeting.
“The editors think that we all have to work together to ensure that the people would be able to cast their votes without any fear,” he added.
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said that they sought cooperation from the editors of national newspapers in ensuring a free and fair election.
Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman, New Age editor Nurul Kabir, Manabzamin editor Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, News Today editor Moslemuddin Ahmed, bdnews24 editor-in-chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi, Dhaka Tribune editor Zafar Sobhan, Holiday editor Kamaluddin Ahmed, weekly Saptahik editor Golam Mortaza, among others, were also present.
Apart from Kamal and Fakhrul, BNP senior leaders Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, JSD president Abdur Rab, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, among others, attended the programme.