The situation worsened on April 29 after five BNP leaders took oath as lawmakers, despite the platform’s decision to boycott the poll results and refraining from sending their leaders to parliament. In the latest turn of events on June 10, several Oikya Front leaders vowed to expand the alliance further. Expressing his resentment over BNP leaders joining parliament, Manna said: “BNP is yet to give an explanation in this regard. Islami Oikya Jote Senior Vice-Chairman, Maulana Abdur Rakib, said Oikya Front fell into crisis after Andaleeve Rahman Partho-led Bangladesh Jatiya Party severed ties with BNP-led 20-party alliance in May. He also believes that Oikya Front leaders should look past the Jamaat-e-Islami and forge a unity to overcome the ongoing crisis.
Source: Dhaka Tribune June 17, 2019 18:00 UTC