Ahead of poll, B’desh Opp form alliance
DHAKA: Some political parties in Bangladesh, including the main opposition BNP, formed an anti-government alliance on Saturday to force the ruling quarter to form an all-party caretaker government ahead of the general election in December, according to media reports.
Gono Forum President Kamal Hossain unveiled the new political alliance ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’ with former PM Khaleda Zia’s Bangladesh Nationalist Party and two other parties, saying it was for the greater interest of the country, Daily Star reported. “The newly-floated alliance started its journey with a vow to force the ruling quarter to resign from the power before the announcement of the schedule of the upcoming general election,” Kamal, a prominent lawyer, said at a Press meet.
An all-party acceptable electiontime government will have to be formed after the dissolution of the current Parliament, Kamal said.