Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), one of the components of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, on Wednesday extended its full support to Jatiya Oikya Front led by Kamal Hossain, reports UNB.

LPD general secretary Redwan Ahmed came up with the announcement at the maiden public rally of Jatiya Oikya Front at the city's Registry Field in Sylhet.

Speaking at the rally, he said, "LDP will wage a movement together with other parties for the restoration of democracy and people's voting rights. We're giving our full support to Jatiya Oikya Front in this regard."

Redwan criticised the government for what he said its 'limitless' repression on opposition leaders and activists.

LDP was very critical of BNP's move to form a new alliance with Kamal Hossain-led Oikya Prokriya and Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front.

Even, the party leaders threatened to quit the 20-praty if BNP forms such an alliance as its president Oli Ahmed had long been at loggerheads with B Chowdhury.

As the Oikya Front was finally formed without B Chowdhury, LDP changed its stance.

Jatiya Oikya Front arranged the rally to mobilise public support in favour of the alliance's seven-point demand, including holding the next election under a non-party administration.

It was the first political programme of the new alliance of four parties--BNP, Gano Forum, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) and Nagorik Oikya-- since its formation on 13 October.