New political alliance ‘Jukto Front’ launched, B Chy made convener

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Desk report, December 05: President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Monday night announced the launching of a new political alliance named ‘Jukto Front’.He came up with the announcement after a marathon meeting at the Uttara residence of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (Rab) President ASM Abdur Rab.

In the new coalition, Bikalpadhara has Rab’s Jatiya Samajtantrik DAL-JSD, Abdul Kader Siddique-headed Krishak Sramik Janata League and Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s Nagorik Oikya as partners.

Former president Badruddoza, who formed his party after ditching the BNP, had floated an alliance, NDF, with Kader Siddique and Rab before the 2014 general elections, but boycotted the balloting as did the BNP.

“We’ve formed a new alliance named Jukto Front. We’ll unite the country’s people for holding the next general election in a fair manner under a non- party government,” B Chowdhury told reporters after the meeting.

He said the new alliance was constituted consisting of four parties — Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, JSD (Rab), Krishak Sramik Janata League and Nagorik Okya.

Rob said B Chowdhury will act as the convener of the new alliance while Nagorik Okya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna will be its member secretary.

He said they will disclose their alliance’s work plan at a press conference in the right time.

Earlier, the top leaders of the four parties sat at the four-hour meeting that began around 6pm.

Besides Badruddoza, Kader Siddique, Rab, and Manna, Bikalpadhara Secretary General Abdul Mannan, Joint Secretary General Mahi B Chowdhury, JSD General Secretary Abdul Malek Ratan, Krishak Sramik Janata League General Secretary Habibur Rahman Habib and Nagorik Oikya coordinator Shahidullah Kaiser attended the meeting held from evening until around 10pm.