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>JS polls: AL, JP to jointly face BNP-Jamaat alliance

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>AWAMI League (AL) and Jatiya Party (JP) in a latest political development decided to join hands with an eye to securing victory over the BNP-Jamaat alliance in the upcoming national elections. (Full report)
If voted to power in the next parliamentary polls scheduled for December this year, both the parties agreed in principle to work together for an effective parliament and curb corruption in the country by continuing anti-corruption drives.
AL and JP, altogether winning 47.24 percent of votes cast in the last parliamentary elections, have also planned to forge a greater alliance and launch a special campaign against the anti-liberation war and fundamentalist forces as well as the BNP-Jamaat alliance.
The understanding between the AL and JP was reached in a series of meetings held among top brasses of the two parties at different locations in London from July 18 to 23.
According to sources in the UK, various aspects of the country’s present political situation, the upcoming parliamentary and local body elections, post election strategies, the state of emergency, were discussed at the meetings among other issues.
AL President Sheikh Hasina, her sister Sheikh Rehana, JP Acting Chairman Anisul Islam Mahmud and JP presidium member Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu attended the meetings mediated by JP chairman HM Ershad, the sources said.


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