LDA to observe ‘black day’ on Dec 30 protesting at ‘vote robbery’

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:54, Nov 19,2019


Left Democratic Alliance holds a press conference in Dhaka on Monday with a call to observe December 30 as a ‘black day.’ — New Age photo

The Left Democratic Alliance will observe December 30 as black day protesting against what it said the farcical general election held in December 2018 under the Awami League government.

The programme was announced on Monday at a press conference at the central office of the Communist Party of Bangladesh.

LDA, a combine of eight left-wing political parties, would hoist black flags in their central offices and would bring out countrywide black flag processions and would organise a rally in Dhaka centrally protesting at the ‘election forgery.’

The coordinator of the combine and also presidium member of CPB Abdullah Kafee Ratan said that Awami League assumed power through a farcical election held on December 30 in 2018, where most of the votes were cast for the ruling Awami League on December 29 night.

Kafee called on the government to cancel the results of the elections and hold a fresh election dissolving the parliament.

The combine will hold a rally in front of the National Press Club on November 21 protesting against the price hike of essentials.

Socialist Party of Bangladesh general secretary Khalequzzaman, CPB general secretary Mohammad Shah Alam, SPB (Marxist) central leader Shubhrangshu Chakrabortty, Revolutionary Workers Party general secretary Saiful Huq, Democratic Revolutionary Party general secretary Mushrefa Mishu, United Communist League central leader Abdus Satter and Ganosamhati Andolan central leader Monir Uddin Pappu attended the press conference.

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