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Keeping Jamaat in poll alliance was a mistake, says Dr Kamal

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Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Saturday endorsed that there has been a mistake in taking part in the December 30 national election with Jamaat-e-Islami.
"In my view, taking part in the December 30 national election keeping Jamaat in the alliance can be called a mistake," Kamal Hossain made the remarks while addressing a press conference at the party's Arambagh central office in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon.
Claiming that he did not know about the participation of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami men in the 11th Parliamentary Election, Kamal said, "I publicly said that there was no Jamaat men in the Oikyafront and no one told me anything in this regard."
"I made my stance clear when I heard (about Jamaat's participial in polls). In my view, it can be called a mistake. I think, you (media men) got our clear statement over Jamaat issue," he said. "A pressure can be mounted on BNP to cut tie with Jamaat," the veteran jurist told the newsmen at the press conference.
About election Dr Kamal said, except ruling party, no one can believe the election was fair.
Dr Kamal again demanded, to hold a free, fair and credible election within two to three months for the interest of the country  
Responding to a query over what he would do if BNP does not sever its tie with Jamaat, Kamal said, "I did never think to do politics along with Jamaat and will not do so in future."
Earlier, Kamal, also Gonoforum President, held a meeting of his party central committee members at the office to discuss the country's prevailing political situation.
The Jatiya Oikyafront and BNP-led 20party alliance secured a total eight seats in the December 30 National Election out of 299 seats.
As a political partner of the BNP-led 20-party alliance, 25 leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami took part in the election with BNP's electoral symbol "Sheaf of Paddy", but did not be able to secure a single seat in the election.

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