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‘Jukta Front’s proposals over national unity contrary to constitution: Tofail

DHAKA, Commerce Minister and Awami League advisory

council member Tofail Ahmed today said the proposals of 'Jukta Front' over

forging national unity are contrary to the constitution which cannot be

accepted.

The proposals of two elderly leaders of Jukta Front over forging

national unity cannot be accepted as we would not go beyond the

constitution, he told a press conference after Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka

Prof Dr Chop Lal Bhusal called on him at the secretariat.

On Saturday, Jukta Front and Jatiya Oikya Prokria, two political

alliances of small parties, at a joint press conference declared 'national

unity' and placed a five-point demand and nine-target declaration.

The demands included dissolution of Parliament, deployment of military,

formation of a non-party polls-time government and cancellation of EVM.

Jukta Front is a political alliance comprised of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh

led by Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) led by ASM

Abdur Rab and Nagorik Oikya led by Mahmudur Rahman Manna. Gana Forum

president Dr Kamal Hossain is leading the Jatiya Oikya Prokria.

Tofail termed those proposals as contradictory to the constitution

saying that remarks of Dr Kamal Hossain and others are not acceptable as the

constitution would not allow those.

The minister said the election-time government will conduct routine works

and it would not take any policymaking decision.

Polls-time government will provide all-out cooperation to the Election

Commission to hold the parliament polls in free, fair and peaceful manner, he

added.

The veteran AL leader also welcomed the new alliance saying, If any

alliance is formed, we welcome it as multi-party democracy exists in

Bangladesh.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)