South Asia | Curious political tie-up emerges before Bangladeshi election

Curious political tie-up emerges before Bangladeshi election

Once friendly with Sheikh Hasina, secular icon Dr Kamal Hossain now leads the National Unity Front with her chief rivals the BNP and the country's largest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami

October 22, 2018 4:56 PM (UTC+8)
Kamal Hassain, center, is seen with Bangladeshi PM and Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina, right,and Rashed Khan Menon, left, leader of the Workers Party, during a political rally in Dhaka in 2006. Dr Kamal recently fell out with Hasina and joined an opposition alliance. Photo: AFP / Farjana K Godhuly
Kamal Hassain, center, is seen with Bangladeshi PM and Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina, right,and Rashed Khan Menon, left, leader of the Workers Party, during a political rally in Dhaka in 2006. Dr Kamal recently fell out with Hasina and joined an opposition alliance. Photo: AFP / Farjana K Godhuly
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