Dhaka – Top leaders of the ruling Awami League party and opposition Jatiya Okiya Front are scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss about credible holding of the next general election due by the year end.
The meeting will take place at the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official Ganabhaban residence at 7pm, said an Awami League leader after handing the Prime Minister’s invitation letter to Okiya Front leader Kamal Hossain.
Hossain, earlier on Sunday, wrote the prime minister seeking a meeting for the election, and Hasina, the chief of ruling Awami League, responded sharply on the proposed meeting.
Obaidul Quader, general secretary of the AL, on Monday told reporters that the party will hold the meeting as per the opposition’s demand.
There is no pressure from any quarter, he said adding that the Prime Minister wanted an open minded discussion.
In the follow up to the political developments, Abdus Sobhan Golap, office secretary of the ruling party, carried a letter of the Prime Minister to Kamal Hossain on Tuesday morning.
Hossain received the letter at his Bailey Road residence.
“The door is always open to discussions on all the issues agreed upon in the constitution as part of my effort to continue the democratic process,” wrote Hasina.
Okiya Front leaders were getting ready to attend the Ganabhaban meeting as one of its leaders said a 15-member delegation is likely to join the meeting.