Create a level playing field: Fakhrul

Staff Reporter Published: 9 November 2018, 05:57 PM
Create a level playing field: Fakhrul

The Secretary General of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has urged the government to release all political prisoners and create a level playing field otherwise upcoming general election will not be fruitful.

It will not be accepted unless political prisoners including Khaleda Zia are released, he said this while addressing a rally in Rajshahi on Friday. 

He also called upon supporters and activists to wage a movement to meet the demands of Jatiya Oikyafront.

Oikyafront, a new political alliance, was formed on October 13.

The alliance’s demands include: the dissolution of parliament; election observing by a non-partisan government; the release of political prisoners, including BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia; and the withdrawal of “false cases” against opposition activists.