Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday urged all, including the media, to remain alert about any move to hamper an impartial and credible election.
Talking to reporters while inaugurating Oikyafront’s new office at the capital’s Bijoynagar, he also said their alliance will unveil their election manifesto by December 8.
“Efforts are on to interfere in holding an impartial and independent election, if you (media and people) remain alert and play an active role we’ll able to tackle it in many ways,” Dr Kamal said.
He said the government is now in an uncertainty over the election as Jatiya Oikyafront joined it, reports UNB.
“They thought they would stay in power for five more years with an ordinary election as we’re not prepared for it. Whenever we’ve declared to join the election, we’ve seen an uncertainty has created among them.”
Kamal said the upcoming national election is very important for the restoration of people’s ownership of the country. “People are deprived of their ownership of the country. People must be vigilant to ensure a fair election.
“People, the country’s owners, have now no control over the country. That’s why elected people became MPs. We’ve long been waited to get rid of it and an opportunity has come to restore people’s ownership through the election, he said.
The Oikyafront chief said a public opinion has been created in favour of the election while people are very eager to cast their votes. “All want to exercise their voting rights independently and journalists can play a watchdog role in this regard.”
He called upon journalists to let people know about the violation of laws and rules and ‘unlawful and biased role’ of the government officials and law enforcers.
“I think you (journalists) can guard people’s voting rights. If you remain vigilant, we’ll be able to realise people’s demand for holding a free, fair and neutral election thwarting the government’s all evil efforts,” Kamal added.