DEC 30 POLLS

JOF’s public hearing rescheduled for Feb 22

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 00:38, Feb 20,2019

 
 

Jatiya Oikya Front will now hold its public hearing in the capital on February 22 instead of February 24 to depict the ‘real scenario of vote robbery’ in the 11th parliamentary elections before the country people and international community.
The programme will be held at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium, said JOF convener Dr Kamal Hossain after a meeting of the alliance’s steering committee at his Motijheel chamber.
He said that they had decided to reschedule the public hearing as they failed to manage any venue in the capital to hold the programme on February 24.
Kamal said that the hearing will begin at 10:00am and continue till 4:00 to 5:00pm with a one-hour break from 1:00pm.
Replying to a query as to what they wanted to achieve from the public hearing, Dr Kamal said that people were the owners of the country as per the constitution.
‘Election is an important issue. The people will be able to know through the public hearing what happened on December 30. The candidates will place their firsthand experiences,’ he said.
Asked about whether the Jamaat-e-Islami leaders who contested the election with Bangladesh Nationalist Party’s election symbol sheaf of paddy would join the event, Dr Kamal Hossain said he did not know that.
The Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rob said that all JOF candidates and the left democratic alliance would be invited to join the public hearing.
Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu said that Jamaat was not there in the election with JOF.
JSD present Abdur Rob, BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury, general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu and Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury were, among others, present at the meeting with Dr Kamal in the chair.
Earlier on Sunday, JOF alleged that it was not getting any venue in the capital to hold its scheduled public hearing on the 11th parliamentary elections on February 24 due to obstruction by the government.

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