At a commemoration meeting, politicians and former student leaders on Saturday called on all opposition political parties to unite to restore democracy and democratic rule in the country.
Sonar Bangla Party organized the meeting at the National Press Club to mark the 14th anniversary of the death of the party’s founding chairman, Mirajul Islam Abbasi.
Sonar Bangla Party Chairman Sheikh Abdun Nur chaired the meeting.
Nagarik Oikya organizer Mahmudur Rahman Manna said it would not be possible to hold free and fair general elections by keeping the Awami League government in power.
He called on all opposition political parties to launch movements to force the Awami League government to step down from power.
Bangladeshi Secretary General Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, Nazmul Haque Prodhan said that without the supervision of an interim government, it would not be possible to hold free and fair national elections.
“We want the restoration of the people’s right to vote in elections,” Prodhan said.
The central leader of the Democratic League and also the former student leader Saifuddin Moni said that Mirajul wanted a democratic Bangladesh, where people could exercise their right to vote.
Sonar Bangla Party Secretary General Syed Harun-or-Rashid, Bangladesh NAP Secretary General Golam Mostafa Bhuiyan, Politicians Abdul Monayem, Munjur Hossain Esha, Mahbubul Alam Chowdhury, Akbar Khan, Former Student Leaders Raju Ahmed Khan, Mostafizur Rahman and others took part in the memorial meeting.