Rashed Khan Menon, MP and president, Bangladesh Workers Party
Santu Larma-led JSS goes with a left coalition targeting the next 2014 national election, it is gathered. The left coalition was formed in the last week of August and it had a public demonstration in Dhaka on the 4th Sept. but it was ultimately abandoned. The CHT Voice gathered this information in Dhaka from a political circle and has been waiting for clearer picture.
The political parties of this newly born coalition are from the Awami League-led grand alliance while two new entries are Santu Larma-led JSS and Pankaj Bhattarchya-led Gano Okkya (formed after deserting Dr. Kamal Hiossain-led Gono Forum).
The idea of launching this mini left coalition has been basically initiated by Rashed Khan Menon, MP and president of Workers Party, it is reported. A few meetings have been held in the last few months, for giving the shape of this move.
The bdnews24.com reports today that top leaders/representatives from Workers Party, Ganotontri Party, Samyabadi Dal, Gano Azadi League, Communist Kendra, Gano Okya and Santu Larma-led JSS (represented by Saktipada Tripura) had a closed door meeting yesterday in the evening at an office at Bailey road in Dhaka.
The objectives of this left move is to form a separate front and go to the people with the recent national burning issues by isolating Awami League and gain strength prior to the 2014 election.
This is also fact that the AL has all thorough been completely neglecting the grand alliance members on the question of running the government.