Jukta Front chairman AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Tuesday said that the prime minister›s remarks at her press conference on the leaders of their alliance and Gano Forum were not decent.
‘Though the remarks deserve a reply, but it›s not necessary right now,’ he said in a statement.
B Chowdhury, however, greeted prime minister Sheikh Hasina for the part of her speech at the press conference that contained positive remarks about the alliance between Jukta Front and Gano Forum.
‘We want to see the prime minister›s positive remarks to take effect and the government to adopt a democratic attitude in its actions,’ he added.
The former president urged the government to take steps for formation of an election-time neutral government, neutral Election Commission and dissolution of parliament at least two months before the polls.
The former president also called upon the government to release all the political prisoners and not to obstruct any political meeting, rally and campaign. ‘We hope no attempt will be made to thwart our efforts to forge a greater unity among the democratic forces.’
B Chowdhury, also the president of Bikolpo Dhara Bangladesh, suggested the government to deploy the armed forces (with magistracy power) for total of 40 days —30 days before the election and 10 days after the polls — to maintain law and order for the sake of a fair election.
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