DLA rally calls for ending political violenceStaff Correspondent
Leaders of the Democratic Left Alliance at a rally in the city on Monday called on the election-time government to refrain from holding unilateral national elections without the participation of the opposition political parties.
The DLA, a combine of eight left-leaning political parties held the rally in front of National Museum at Shahbagh, demanding an end of current political crisis and holding of an inclusive national election with the participation of all political parties.
Saiful Huq, coordinator of the combine, said that the country was facing serious political crisis as the government was determined to hold an unilateral election.
The BNP-led opposition alliance was creating anarchy in the country in the name of movements, Saiful said.
The DLA leaders called on the government to resolve the issue of the election-time government holding dialogue with the opposition political parties.
They called on the Election Commission, to postpone the election schedule and announce fresh election schedule consulting with the political parties.
They called on the people to refrain from supporting the two big political parties who were responsible for the ongoing anarchy.
Only a left alternative political force could save the country from confrontational politics, they observed.
Chaired by Saiful Huq, the rally was addressed, among others, by its leaders Shubhrangshu Chakrabarty, Zonayed Saki, Mosharraf Hossain Nannu, Hamidul Haque, Shahidul Islam Sobuj and Mahinuddin Chowdhury Liton.
Meanwhile, a team of the DLA leaders visited the Burn Unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital and enquired the condition of patients admitted there after being injured during violent arson attacks on buses and transport during the opposition-enforced blockade.
The coordinator of the combine Saiful Huq, Shubharanshu Chakrabarty, Zonayed Saki, Abdus Satter were in the team.
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