Dr. Kamal Hossain
Gono Forum's President and senior jurist Dr. Kamal Hossain has asserted that Jamaat-E-Islami will not be included in the any political alliance ahead of the upcoming election. Since Jamaat acted against Bangladesh's independence during 1971, it does not deserve to be supported by any patriotic wing, Dr. Kamal Hossain stated.
He made these remarks on Thursday at Supreme Court Bar Council Office at a view exchange meeting while answering a question about the roles of lawyers in the parliamentary polls.
He also said that setting up any court inside a prison is illogical. "Setting up a court inside a jail is completely a contradictory matter. Under which law could a court be established in a prison?" he asked. Discussions and guesswork are going on about the likely advent of a political coalition including Dr. Kamal Hossain, former President Dr. Badruddoza Chowdhury, Mahmudur Rahman Manna and some other leaders. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has in the meantime announced that it is prepared to liberalize its ideological standpoint for packing hands with any political group opposing the ruling party Awami League.
However, all the parties except BNP have said that Jamaat would not be allowed to enter any political alignment before the polls as Jamaat is widely known as an anti-liberation front. On the other hand, BNP and Jamaat are known as political allies who have conducted several agitations together in the previous years.
For this reason it is not yet clear to what extent the presumed political consensus of parties belonging to Dr. Kamal Hossain and Dr. Badruddoza Chowdhury would be of any benefits to BNP's electoral strategies including the party's endeavors to release Begum Khaleda Zia from prison before the forthcoming polls.
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