Nominations based on parties, not alliance: Dr Kamal

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Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said they were initially giving nominations to their candidates based on parties, not the alliance, due to time constraint.

‘Nomination has not been given now based on the alliance as the parties are separately doing it… we’ll adjust those later,’ he told reporters after a meeting with BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir at his Bailey road residence.

Dr Kamal also said they could reach an understanding over nominating candidates based on the alliance before the deadline for withdrawal of candidature.

Asked whether the Oikya Front accepted the election commission’s decision on using Electronic Voting Machines in the six seats, Dr Kamal said they would continue to register their protest against it.

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said he had positive discussions with the Oikya Front leaders and they all would be there in the election race in alliance.

Gana Forum general secretary Mustafa Mohsin Montu said Oikya Front was not facing any difficulty over sharing seats and hinted that they would be able to settle the seat-sharing issue by December 3.

Earlier, Fakhrul went to Dr Kamal’s residence and sat in a meeting around 10:00am.

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