BNP urges govt to hold talks among parties over EC formation

BNP has called upon the government to hold talks with different political parties so that a non partisan and acceptable new election commission can be formed.

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made the call while speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in the capital on Friday.

Rizvi also expressed BNP’s hopes that the government will hold dialogue with political parties for holding an unbiased, free, fair and inclusive general election.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader ruled out the possibility of holding dialogue with BNP over the formation of Election Commission.

“We have no scope for holding any dialogue with BNP,” he said.

“There is no need to hold dialogue with BNP as the president will form Election Commission through search committee,” he added.

Talking about Obaidul’s comments, Rizvi said, “His statement will lead country’s politics into a conflicting future.”

On December 18, President Abdul Hamid started meetings with different registered political parties over the formation of the next EC.

The President wrapped up the talks on January 18 after holding dialogue with 31 parties.

On that day, Joynal Abedin, Press Secretary of the President, said that Abdul Hamid will now scrutinize the proposals submitted by the political parties and will come up with the next course of action on formation of the election commission soon.