The BNP-led four-party alliance on Sunday placed before the government and the Election Commission a five-point
demand, including withdrawal of state of emergency and scrapping of the
Representation of the People Order (Amendment) 2008, for participating in the
upcoming parliamentary election.
At a meeting of the alliance leaders it also announced programs for holding
countrywide rallies on October 12 to press their five-point demand.
The other demands are holding of upazila elections after a reasonable interval
of the national polls, withdrawal of the Gatco, Niko and Barapukuria corruption
cases and other false cases against alliance leaders, and release of all
political leaders, activists and general people detained without specific
charges before the Eid-ul-Fitr and withdrawal of the false cases against them.
Sources in Bangladesh Awami League have
informed that they will launch their campaign for the election after Eid-ul-
Fitr and Durga Puja.