President. Taking part in the dialogue with Abdul Hamid, Anwar Hossain Manzur-led Jatiya Party (JP) has proposed to formulate a law and form an election commission in accordance with the constitution. On the 13th day of the ongoing dialogue, a seven-member JP delegation took part in the discussion at Bangabhaban’s Durbar Hall to form the Election Commission.
At the end of the dialogue with the President’s Press Secretary. Joynal Abedin said in a briefing that the Jatiya Party (JP) proposed to formulate an election law and form an election commission as per the constitution. The opposition also demanded that the Election Commission, in collaboration with the executive branch, take steps to ensure a fair and credible election. The delegation also proposed to form an election commission by forming a selection committee with respectable and acceptable people of the society without relying on bureaucrats.
Welcoming the delegation, the President said that the views and suggestions of the political parties are very important in forming an acceptable election commission.
The Head of State hopes to form an acceptable Election Commission with their views on the formation of the Election Commission. President Hamid thanked them for taking part in the talks.
Sampad Barua, Secretary to the President’s Office, Military Secretary Major General SM Salahuddin Islam, Press Secretary to the President. Joynal Abedin and Secretary (Joint) said. Wahidul Islam Khan was present at the time.
The press secretary said the president has so far held 13 days of separate meetings with 18 political parties.
On the first day of the ongoing dialogue on December 20, President Hamid sat in Parliament for talks with the main opposition Jatiya Party. Of these, six political parties did not take part in the dialogue with the President. The parties are: Communist Party of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD), Islami Andolan Bangladesh, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD).
The press secretary said 32 political parties, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which have been registered with the Election Commission so far, have been called for talks at Bangabhaban.
Dialogue with Islami Font Bangladesh will be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 6 pm and meeting with Bangladesh National Awami Party (Bangladesh NAP) will be held at 7 pm on the same day.
The President will hold a dialogue with the ruling party Bangladesh Awami League on January 17 at 4 pm. Earlier, a dialogue was held with the participation of political parties ahead of the ninth, tenth and eleventh parliamentary elections.
The five-year term of the current Election Commission is coming to an end on February 14 next year.