Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain on Tuesday urged people to get united against autocracy and restore healthy politics in the country, reports UNB.
"In an autocratic system, the rule of law and freedom of speech are obliterated while the nation's progress is hampered due to corruption, plundering and politicisation," he said.
Speaking at Gono Forum standing committee's meeting at its central office, Kamal further said, "Autocracy also destroys economy, state institutions, and civilisation. So, we must unite people and forge a national unity against autocracy."
He said it is impossible to establish good governance without healthy politics. "As people are the owners of the country, we must unite them to restore healthy politics and free the nation from an individual's rule."
Kamal Hossain asked his party colleagues to strengthen their organisation at the grassroots level involving people and identifying their problems.
Gono Forum general secretary Reza Kibria, executive presidents professor Abu Sayeed, Subrata Chowdhury and party MP Mokabbir Khan, among others, spoke at the programme.