Led by Bikalkpadhara Bangladesh chief AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, a new political alliance ‘Jukta Front’ has been floated in the country’s political arena.
The decision was made Monday night after a meeting at the JSD President ASM Abdur Rab’s residence in Dhaka.
Four political parties — Bikalpadhara Bangladesh, JSD, Krishak Sramik Janata League and Nagarik Oikya — will be included in the alliance.
The alliance which would operate outside the influences of Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party would soon be floated formally through a press conference, informed JSD general secretary Abdul Malek Ratan to the press.
Badruddoza Chowdhury, Bikalpadhara general secretary Abdul Mannan, JSD faction president Rob, KSJL president Abdul Kader Siddique, Nagarik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, among others, attended the meeting, sources added.
However, Gana Forum led by Dr Kamal Hossain though initially was involved with the formation process of the alliance was eventually dropped from it.
Badruddoza said uniting the people on the demand for free and fair elections under a ‘neutral’ government would be their ‘first target’.
Former president Badruddoza, who formed his party after ditching the BNP, had floated an alliance, NDF, with Kader Siddique and Rab before the 2014 general elections, but boycotted the balloting as did the BNP.