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Report in The Daily Star, Aug 3, 2017
Leaders of several political parties last night met and formed a liaison committee aiming to forge an alliance beyond the combines led by the Awami League and the BNP.
Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna was given the helm of the committee.
The meeting, held at the Baridhara residence of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, lasted two and a half hours from 8:30pm.
Jatiya Party Co-Chair GM Quader, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) President ASM Abdur Rob, Manna, Gono Forum Executive President Subrata Chowdhury …

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by Manik Miazee in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 3, 2017
Over 50 central leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh are planning to take part in the next national election under the banner of various registered Islamist political parties.
Although the Qawmi madrasa-based fundamentalist Islamist group claims to be a non-political movement, many of its members have already taken part in several local government elections in recent times, winning a few.
Following these victories, Islamist politicians who are affiliated with the group are now seeing the organisation as a potential vote bank.
Despite its reiterations about not participating …