Tuesday 25 February 2020 ,
Latest News
Hajj Package-2020: Minimum cost Tk 3.15 lakh | Eunusur Rahman new DSE chairman | Now DU, RU to skip uniform entry test | Abide by local laws to do business: SC | Teen-gang culture pops up again in Dhaka | Papiya, husband on 15-day remand | China, South Korea report more virus cases | RAB confiscated Huge cash, gold from AL leaders’ house | 7 killed in Delhi CAA Clash ahead of Trump's visit | Shab-e-Meraj on March 22 | Salman Shah committed suicide: PBI | Coronavirus: Family of infected Bangladeshi in Singapore to receive $10,000 | GP ordered to pay another Tk 1,000cr within 3 months | Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing Assange |
16 January, 2020 07:50:37 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 16 January, 2020 07:56:40 PM

Print

Holding polls on Saraswati Puja day an unjust act: Dr Kamal

‘Oikyafront to hold wayside rallies for Sheaf of Paddy candidates’
Independent Online/UNB
Holding polls on Saraswati Puja day an unjust act: Dr Kamal
Dr Kamal Hossain. File Photo

Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday said holding polls to two Dhaka City corporations on the day of Saraswati Puja is an unjust act.

 “The government has committed an unjust act by fixing the election date on January 30 as the Saraswati Puja will be held on that day. Such things didn’t happen in the past,” he said.

Dr Kamal came up with the remarks after a meeting of Jatiya Oikyafront’s steering committee at his Motijheel chamber.

He said if the election cannot be held on the Eid day, it should be held on the day of Saraswati Puja either.

“I think it’s the government’s failure and negligence.”

The Oikyafront convener also said their alliance has moral support to Dhaka University students’ movement demanding deferment of the election date.

On December 22 last, Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the election schedule for the polls to DNCC and DSCC, fixing January 30 as the voting date.

Meanwhile, an appeal was filed today with the Appellate Division challenging the High Court order that turned down a writ petition seeking deferment of the January 30 elections as it coincides with Saraswati Puja of the Hindu community.

Dr Kamal said there is no atmosphere for fair elections in two Dhaka city corporations as the ruling party candidates, MPs and ministers are violating the election code of conduct while the Oikyafront candidates are obstructed from carrying out electioneering.

He also said the Election Commission is also not taking any action against those destroying the election atmosphere.

“People are in favour of the election as their ownership of the country can be ensured through it. People won’t get back their ownership of the country unless the election is held in a free and fair manner,” the Oikyafront chief said.

He said their alliance will hold four wayside rallies--two each in Dhaka south and north city corporations--to drum up public support in favour of ‘the Sheaf of Paddy candidates, Ishraque Hossain and Tabith Awal.

The meeting voiced concern over making small investors ‘paupers’ by plundering their money through tricks from the share market.

“The country’s economic condition has become so awful that a father, who was unable to repay a loan of Tk 6,000, handed over his daughter to the creditor for rape.  This incident is a glaring example of the level of people’s helplessness and poor condition when the government is hitting the drum of development,” said a written statement signed by Dr Kamal.

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president (JSD-Rob) ASM Abdur Rob, BNP standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Gonoforum executive presidents Prof Abu Sayeed, Subrata Chowdhury, general secretary Dr Reza Kibria, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury were, among others, present at the meeting.

BK

 

 

Comments

Poll
Today's Question »
State minister for power Nasrul Hamid yesterday said everyone to have access to electricity by June. Do you think the feat achievable by the timeframe?
 Yes
 No
 No Comment
Yes 47.3%
No 48.7%
No Comment 4.1%
Video
More Politics Stories
No laminated poster for Dhaka-10 campaigning
Election Commission (EC) has directed the candidates of the upcoming Dhaka-10 parliamentary by-polls not to use laminated posters as part of their election campaign. In addition, the EC has put a bar on indiscriminately using loudspeakers…

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting