Promila Kanya
Jatiya Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain has sent another letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requesting for a second dialogue where experts from both sides would be present within a more private ambiance. He believes that there is more room left for a concrete conclusion. Dr Kamal Hossain also sent a letter to the Election Commission requesting to hold the election schedule declaration until dialogues between Jatiya Oikyafront and the Awami League-led 14-party alliance are over. However, the clock is ticking and whether there is sufficient time to address the various demands from all the parties is something to ponder.
Not only Oikyafront, Jatiya Party too has expressed their desire to take part in dialogue. On the other hand, Krishak Sramik Janata League President Kader Siddique is yet to provide his consent to become a part of Jatiya Oikyafront.
Indeed, a dialogue is more helpful than declaring war on the roads. The PM has voiced a similar opinion by saying that the election has to be participatory where the public can judge and then vote for their preferred candidate.
Candidate and voters are most integral part of election. Of course there are intermediaries whose role may change depending on the situation or rather, what they are willing to trade in for. Then there are those involved who want to narrow the gap between expectation and reality. The pre-electoral situation of the country is filled with anticipation regarding the recently held dialogue. Apart from a few undecided ones, most political figures are looking for a way to sort out their differences and become mutually beneficent. After all, the country belongs to everyone.