Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna got angry at Jatiya Oikya Front. Especially, several activities of Oikya Front’s top leader Dr Kamal Hossain turned him angry. Manna played an important role in the formation of an anti-government coalition before the 11th parliamentary elections. In particular, he worked hard to bring the anti-Awami parties together in a platform to ostracize AL. After much tension, Jatiya Oikya Front was formed with BNP under the leadership of Dr Kamal although Oikya Front leaders were hesitant over Jamaat then. But still Oikya Front decided to participate in the election with the assistance of BNP.
BNP policymakers used Manna to form Jatiya Oikya Front. They accumulated the anti-Awami League parties and took part in the elections ignoring the 20-party alliance. Jatiya Oikya Front dominated the nomination process also. The coalition even nominated immature Oikya Front leaders in the important seats of the capital Dhaka ignoring BNP. There was a cold war between the BNP-led 20-party alliance and Oikya Front over the nomination that time. But still, Manna tried to adapt himself. He tried to unite everyone and formed a movement against the government even after the elections. But now he decides to hold his position because of the stubborn attitude of Kamal Hossain.
Manna did not attend the Jatiya Oikya Front meeting on Monday. A close ally of Manna said, "If needed Manna will march alone. He doesn`t want to be in the politics of dispute anymore." In particular, this former AL organizing secretary is very upset on Dr Kamal`s activities. Bangla Insider tried contacting with Mahmudur Rahman Manna in this regard, but his cell phone was unreachable.
Bangla Insider/ SM