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Mahmudur Rahman Manna, convener of Nagorik Oikya and Oikyafront contender for Bogura-2 constituency, said “sheaf of paddy” is the symbol of democracy while “boat” stands for autocracy. - A home for your website

Manna said he is hopeful of landslide victory. “But the ruling party is plotting to snatch away 50 seats (from Oikyafront) by illegal means.

“We will stay on the battle field till December 30," he said at a press conference at Press Club today, our district correspondent reports.

Manna alleged that his main election office has been vandalised by AL activists who have also tore down his posters.

He urged the journalists to unveil the truth as the ruling party is also trying to control mediaThe AL is not following Bangabandhu s ideologies at present, he alleged.


The Jatiya Oikyafront is an alliance of the BNP, Dr Kamal Hossain-led Gono Forum, ASM Abdur Rab s Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, and Mahmudur Rahman Manna s Nagorik Oikya.

The Oikyafront was formed on October 13 with the demands of a national election under a neutral government after dissolution of parliament and release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.