LDA to join next general polls

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 14,2018 | Updated: 01:09, Nov 14,2018

 
 

Leaders of Left Democratic Alliance hold a news conference at Maitree Milnayatan at the office of Communist Party of Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday. -- New Age photo

The Left Democratic Alliance, a combine of eight left-wing political parties, will take part in the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled for December 30 as part of movement for inclusive, free, fair and credible election.
Alliance leaders announced the decision at a press conference at Moitri Auditorium at the Communist Party of Bangladesh on Tuesday.
CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim told the press conference, ‘We are taking part in the elections with preparations
for boycott of the polls if not held in a free and fair manner.’
Alliance coordinator and CPB general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam, in his written speech, said that they
were taking part in the election to foil the
government ploy to hold another unilateral national election.
The alliance would also continue its movements for holding elections stopping use of sectarianism, muscle power and undisclosed money and misuse of administrations, Shah Alam said.
LDA leaders at a meeting made the unanimous decision to take part in
the general election, he added.
The left leaders, however, said that they would go neither to the side of the opposition alliance Jatiya Oikya Front with Bangladesh Nationalist
Party being a major party nor to ruling Awami League-led alliance in the polls.
Revolutionary Workers Party of Bangladesh general secretary Saiful Huq, Socialist Party of Bangladesh leader Bazlur Rashid Firoj, Ganasamhati Andolan central leader Julhsine Babu, Ssocialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) leader Manas Nandi, United Communist League central leader Abdus Satter and Saamjtantrik Andolan convener Hamidul Haque attended the press conference.

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