Situation may take serious turn if barriers created to hold fair, credible elections: Dr Kamal
Dhaka: Jatiya Oikyafront chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Mondaywarned the county’s situation may take a serious turn anytime if barriers are created to hold a fair and credible election.
‘I would like to warn that if any obstacle is created to hold a fair election and any move is taken to retain power by force, the country’s situation will take a serious turn which is not acceptable to anyone,’ he said while unveiling the alliance’s manifesto at a city hotel on Monday, reports the UNB.
He also urged the police force not to obey any illegal order saying, ‘I would like to remind police that obeying any illegal order is a crime.’
‘Please uphold the force’s reputation that you have gained and take steps to stop indiscreet arrest of opposition activists just 10 to 12 days before the national election,’ the senior politician urged the inspector general of police.
Claiming that a total of 1900 leaders and activist were arrested across the country, Dr Kamal said it’s a matter of national shame.
Jatiya Oikyafront rolled out its 35-point election manifesto with various promises, including ensuring the balance between the power of the President and the Prime Minister, and introducing upper house in Parliament.