Oikya Front manifesto on Dec 17, rally postponed

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 20:45, Dec 06, 2018 | Updated : 21:01, Dec 06, 2018

Top leaders of Jatiya Oikya Front on the stage of an alliance rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka on November 6, 2018Gano Forum chief Dr Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front, which includes the BNP, will unveil its electoral pledges on Dec 17 and has postponed its Dec 10 Dhaka rally.
The coalition’s spokesperson and BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement on Thursday (Dec 6) after a meeting of its steering committee at Dr Kamal’s Motijheel offices.
Briefing the media after the meeting, the BNP leader said that they have decided to postpone the planned Dec 10 rally. “We will announce a date later. But it’s likely to be held at the fag-end of the official campaign period.”
Earlier in the day, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi announced plans for a publice rally and said that they have written to the authorities seeking clearance to hold the rally at the city’s Suhrawardy Udyan.
Thursday’s meeting discussed the current situation in the wake of the sweeping rejection of nominations filed by the alliance’s candidates, said Mirza Fakhrul. “The Oikya Front will unveil its manifesto at a press conference on Dec 17.”
Responding to query on negotiations between allies over seat sharing, he said that the matter was discussed before adding that it will be finalised “within a day or two”.