BD Post Desk
With Jatiya Party (JP) sitting in a dialogue with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her team last evening, all two major alliances and a political party, the main opposition in parliament, has completed the round of dialogues on invitation from the PM. That JP was highly enthused about taking part in the dialogue has been reflected in the words of JP lawmaker Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu. He said, “Inshallah, we are going to Ganobhaban on Monday and in the hope that a fruitful discussion will take place. A 20-member delegation led by its chairman Hussain Mohammad Ershad took part in the dialogue.
With regard to sitting in the dialogue, HM Ershad said that his party would join the dialogue without imposing any conditions or specific demands on any agenda. He however gave the hint that they would ask for a specific number of seats in the upcoming election. JP is hopeful of joining the elections with full force. Meanwhile, the dialogue with Juktofront led by Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury was fruitful and it is deduced that his alliance will take part in the upcoming national election. PM is scheduled to sit with a 16-member delegation of the Left Democratic Alliance (LDA) this evening at Ganobhaban. LDA is a platform of eight left-leaning political parties. There is strong possibility of the LDA members taking part in the national election.
There is another piece of good news and that is, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given her consent to the request of Jatiya Oikayafront to give them a second chance to sit across the table to discuss a few issues for greater interest of the nation. There is no doubt the idea of holding dialogue with main opposition leaders has proved useful in breaking the ice and providing the opportunity to speak out openly each other’s agenda.
The enthusiasm of the experienced leaders of various political parties in the dialogue sends message across the country that people in general are looking forward to casting their votes for their chosen candidates as per the norms in a democracy.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has profound respect for democracy and that is why she has welcomed the concept of dialogue. She has come to power every time through a national election organised by a valid election commission. The nation is waiting eagerly to know the outcome of the second dialogue with Oikyafront.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission has declared that schedule of the upcoming national election will be announced on November 8.