DOT Desk: The 12-party alliance has called a hartal on Sunday and Monday (19 and 20 November) in protest against the election schedule announced yesterday,reports TBS.
Leaders of the 12-party coalition held a protest march in the capital on Thursday afternoon to protest the announcement of the schedule.At the end of the rally, the alliance leaders announced the hartal.The 12 parties in the alliance are – Jatiya Party (Kazi Zafar), Bangladesh Kalyan Party, Bangladesh Labour Party, Bangladesh Jatiya Dal, NDP, LDP, Bangladesh Muslim League, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Bangladesh, Islami Oikyajote, Bangladesh Samyabadi Dal, Bangladesh Islamic Party, and Jatiya Ganotantrik Party (JAGPA).The leaders said, “The Awami League government is conspiring to completely destroy the democratic system by announcing the election schedule ignoring the public opinion.” Meanwhile, Ganatantra Mancha on Thursday called for a 48-hour strike from Sunday to protest against the announcement of the election schedule. The six-party alliance made the announcement at the end of today’s programmes, rejecting the election schedule.
They started a procession outside the Rastra Sanskar Andolan office and ended it after parading various roads in the city by holding a brief rally in front of the Press Club.
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