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Dhaka, Monday 21 Jan, 2019

Get ready to guard polling stations on election day

Staff Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh.com
Dr Kamal Hossain addressing at a public rally of the Jatiya Oikyafront at Suhrawardy Udyan

Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain urged people to guard polling stations on the election day to protect democracy as they are the owners of the country.

He said, “You’re the owners of the country. You need to wake up to establish your ownership.”

Dr Kamal Hossain said this on Tuesday while addressing a public rally of the Jatiya Oikyafront at Suhrawardy Udyan.

The rally activities formally started around 1:30 pm on Tuesday with recitation from the holy Quran.

On Monday, the alliance got conditional permission from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to hold the public rally at SuhrawardyUdyan.

As per the conditions, the rally must be concluded by 5:00 pm.

It is the third rally of the Oikyafront as the alliance held rallies in Sylhet and Chattogram on October 24 and 27 respectively.

Thousands of leaders and activists of the BNP holding placards, banners and portraits of its founder Ziaur Rahman, chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairman Tarique Rahman started gathering at the rally venue since 11:00 am.

The Oikyafront’s seven-point demand includes installation of a neutral interim government, dissolution of parliament, reconstitution the Election Commission, release of all the political prisoners, deployment of army and cancellation of the move to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMS) for holding the next polls in fair and acceptable manner.

On October 13, BNP together with Dr Kama Hossain-led JatiyaOikyaProkriya, JSD and NagorikOikya launched the Jatiy Oikyafront to press for their seven-point demand.


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