No alliance unless BNP quits Jamaat B Chy

first_imgBikalpadhara Bangladesh chief Badruddoza Chowdhury is speaking at a press briefing at his Baridhara residence on Saturday evening. Photo: CollectedBikalpadhara Bangladesh chief Badruddoza Chowdhury has ruled out any possibility of forming alliance with the BNP if the main opposition party does not sever its tie with anti-liberation forces.“Bikalpadhara asked the BNP to leave Jamaat as a pre-condition for joining the National Unity Process but the BNP didn’t pay heed to the demand. We didn’t join National Oikya Front on this ground,” he said at a press briefing at his Baridhara residence on Saturday evening.B Chowdhury was elected president after the BNP-led four-party alliance including Jamaat-e-Islami assumed office winning the 2001 parliamentary polls. He resigned from the post in 2002 following his criticism in parliament.B Chowdhury, who later formed the BDB, said the other reason for his party’s not joining the new opposition coalition is that the BNP did not give assurance of ensuring a balance of power if the coalition is voted to power.He spoke to the press, minutes after the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), Jatiya Oikya Prokriya led by Kamal Hossain and Jukta Front made the announcement of formation of the ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’.Bikalpadhara joint secretary general and B Chy’s son Mahi B Chowdhury and secretary general Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan, among others were present at the press conference.last_img

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