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Awami League: Jukta Front may join AL-led alliance

  • Published at 08:42 pm November 11th, 2018
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Jukta Front leaders at a dialogue with the Awami League at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence, Ganabhaban, in Dhaka on November 2, 2018 Focus Bangla

Jukta Front previously also said that it will participate in the election under the present government

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday hinted that AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury-led Jukta Front may join the Awami League-led 14-Party Alliance as partner.

“We [Awami League-led alliance] are having discussion with different political parties to form a larger coalition. Jukta Front is one of those,” he said.

He was briefing reporters after a meeting of the Awami League Parliamentary Selection Board held at the party’s central office on Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Avenue on Sunday afternoon.

The parties in the Jukta Front alliance are – Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP), National Democratic Party (NDP), Bangladesh Liberal Democratic Party (BLDP), Jana Dal, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian United Minority Front and Labour Party.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said that his party would not object if the Election Commission decided to defer the date of the 11th general election, slated for December 23.

Earlier on November 2, Jukta Front took part in a dialogue with the Awami League at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence, Ganabhaban.

According to sources, Jukta Front leaders had also expressed their interest to join the Awami League-led alliance during that meeting.

Jukta Front has also said that it would participate in the election under the present government.