BNP may be asked to leave Jamaat: Kamal

Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Kamal HossainJatiya Oikya Front leader and Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain on Saturday said the BNP may be asked to leave its ally Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh.

“We never thought of doing politics with Jamaat. It's clear we won't do in the future," Kamal told newsmen at a press conference at Gano Forum's Arambagh central office after a meeting of party's central committee.

He said except the ruling Awami League, nobody is saying that the 11th parliamentary election was fair.

Kamal demanded a fresh election within two to three months for the sake of the country.

Kamal Hossain also said that his party made a mistake joining the 30-December election with Jamaat under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Front (JOF), reports UNB.

"I've already said publicly I was not aware of Jamaat candidates in the election. When I gave consent... I was not informed about Jamaat. I think you (journalists) can say it was a mistake", he said.

The election was held on 30 December 2018, bringing a landslide victory to the ruling Awami League amid allegations of widespread rigging and irregularities.

In a written statement, Gano Forum said national council of the party will be held on 23-24 March.

Its central leaders will undertake organisational tours in different districts within the shortest possible time to strengthen the party.

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