Saturday, December 17th, 2016
President to begin talks with political parties Sunday
December 17th, 2016 at 9:23 pm
President to begin talks with political parties Sunday

Dhaka – President Abdul Hamid is set to hold meetings with parties to take suggestions from political quarters for the reconstitution of the election commission in February, officials said.

On the first day of the series of talks on Sunday, Hamid invited Bangladesh Nationalist Party, an opposition outside parliament. The meeting is scheduled in the afternoon at the Bangabhaban.

The BNP has set named of its 13-member delegation headed by chairperson Khaleda Zia, also a former prime minister. The delegation members are Khaleda Zia, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mahbubur Rahman, Tariqul Islam, Rafiqul Islam Miah, Mirza Abbas, Gayeshwar Chandra Roy, Dr Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury.

The Presidential initiative came as the tenure of the current election commission led by Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad expires in February.

The President will start dialogue with registered political parties Sunday to form new election commission, said President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin.

President is also scheduled to hold meetings with Jatiyo Party on December 20 at 3 pm, Liberal Democratic Party and Krishak Sramik Janata League on December 21 at 3 pm and 4:30 pm respectively and Jatiya Samajtantrik Party-Inu on December 22 at 3 pm.

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