The Election Commission has started a dialogue with political parties to inform about the preparations for the 12th parliamentary elections and to get their opinions. The dialogue meeting started at around 10:30 am on Saturday in the conference room of Election Commission building in Agargaon of the capital.
According to the Election Commission, there will be dialogue with 22 parties at 10:30 am and 22 parties at 3 pm. 15 parties have confirmed to participate in the morning dialogue.
3 parties have refused to sit for dialogue and no decision has been reached in 3 parties.
On the other hand, 14 parties have agreed to attend the afternoon dialogue. 4 groups did not agree and 4 groups did not reach a decision.
According to the Election Commission, out of 15 parties confirmed to participate in the morning dialogue, 13 parties participated. At around 10 am, a two-member delegation led by Awami League presidium member Lt. Col. Retired Farooq Khan went to the Election Commission.
Apart from Awami League, Bangladesh Supreme Party (BSP), Islami Oikya Jot faction, Gano Front, Nationalist Front (BNF), Trinamool BNP, Bangladesh Congress, Nationalist Awami Party, Muslim League faction, Insaniat Biplab Bangladesh, Islami Front Bangladesh, National People’s Party (NPP) ) and the delegation of the public forum participated.
However, representatives of LDP, BJP Communist Party, Jamiat Ulamae Islam, Democrat Party, Muslim League BML, Bangladesh Muslim League, Kalyan Party and Khilafat Majlis did not participate.